Mississippi Cattlemen's Association July 13, 2015
Save The Date
J​​oin us on Sep 23 & 24 for Cattlemen's College 2015. The events will be held at the Research Stations in Prairie and Poplarville.
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Cattle Market Notes 
Dr. Brian Williams
Week ending July 10th

Cash Cattle:

Cash traded fed cattle finished the week slightly higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $151.43 for live sales, and $240.27 for dressed; respectively, down $0.17 and $0.39. Total volume sold was 30,000 head higher than a week ago but 25,000 head lower than last year.
Feeder steer cattle and calves were mixed across much of the U.S. this week with prices finishing the week higher in some areas and lower in other areas. Pasture conditions continue to look good this summer. The USDA rated 66% of U.S. pastures in good or excellent condition this week, up 1% from last week and up from a rating of 56% good or excellent a year ago. Mississippi pasture conditions are rated 77% good or excellent. In Mississippi auctions, lighter weight feeders weighing 450-500 pounds were averaging 272.50, while heavy steers were averaging 202.50. Oklahoma City feeder steers and heifers were down $2.00 to $4.00 this week.


Live cattle and feeder cattle futures were down across the board this week. August live cattle were down about $6.20 on the week, while February live cattle were down $2.42. Feeder cattle were also lower with August futures down $6.18 from last Friday and January futures are down $5.85 on the week. Corn futures remained strong this week with July futures up $0.07 and December futures up $0.08.


Wholesale boxed beef prices are lower on the week. Choice boxes averaged $242.21, down $9.88 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $238.96, down $9.87. The choice-select spread narrowed slightly from $3.26 a week ago to $3.25 this week.


The July World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released today. Beef Production for 2015 was cut by 0.8% and 2016 beef production was increased by 0.5%. Corn ending stocks were reduced by 172 million bushels, mostly on lower production, although the reduction was not unexpected.
Fun at the Museum
Mississippi Beef Council staff was at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Saturday to participate in the Small Town Country Fair. Attendees got the opportunity to guess the weight of Earl, the beef steer. 
Simpson County Forage Field Day
The forage field day will be held at Broadhead Cattle Farm in Mendenhall, MS on Thursday July 16, 2015 at 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Registration is free, but early registration is encouraged for meal purposes. Please contact Mr. Charlie Bush at (601) 847-1335 for registration information.
New Top Hand Grand Prize
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House Moves To Ban Imported Beef
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would ban the importation of Brazilian and Argentine Beef until the U.S. Department of Agriculture evaluates the potential risk of foot and mouth disease to the U.S. cattle industry.  
To read more click here.

Hereford Juniors
Hereford Junior Showmen from Mississippi traveled to Grand Island, Nebraska to participate in the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE).​
​One of the largest junior breed shows in the U.S., the JNHE is the highlight of the National Junior Hereford Association's summer activities. This year more than 800 youth from 38 states exhibited a record-number 1,441 entries​.
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Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Makes 6 servings.


​15 Cattle Industry Summer  
     Conference, Denver, CO
16 Simpson County Forage
     Field Day

6  Warren CCA
8  MJCA Grooming &
    Showmanship Field Day

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