Mississippi Cattlemen's Association March 16, 2015
The Mississippi Club Calf Association (MCCA) is having it's annual MS Bred-MS Born-MS Raised show calf sale on March 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. The sale will be at the Newton County Show Barn located at 615 Coliseum Drive. Calves will be clipped out and at least tie-broke. For further information contact:
Beth Tartt @ 601-479-5165, or
Leanne McGee @ 662-769-9911​
For sale details, go the the MCCA website.
Support MCA Programs
Purchase your ticket to win a Dixie National champion steer donated to MCA by Southern AgCredit. Drawing will be held on April 10, 2015.
The steer will be custom packed for your convenience.


Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley
Week Ending Mar. 13, 2015​

Cash Cattle
Fed cattle traded relatively steady this week, while dressed cattle were much higher. Both continued to see limited cash activity. The five-area fed steer price (which encompasses cash and formula priced cattle) ended the week at $157.87, live, and $250.00, dressed; respectively, up $2.91 and up $9.09. Kansas cattle sold at $161. Other regions did not report enough trade.
Steers in Mississippi auction markets were higher, while heifers were mostly lower. Lightweight steers (300-400 pounds) were up about $15-$20, Heavy steers (500-700) were up about $8-$12. Oklahoma City cattle were higher but no trend was called due to the limited trade from last week.

Feeder futures were ended the week mildly higher. Live cattle futures were a touch lower. Both took a hit on Friday as limited cash trading has the market uncertain of where prices will move. Feeder prices were marching higher until Thursday and Friday as supplies — fresh off a sluggish week of trading due to winter weather last week — had buyers itching to start filling pastures.
Corn futures were mostly even this week. USDA released their monthly supply and demand report on Tuesday (Mar 10). Very little was changed in the report compared to last month.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower. Choice boxes averaged $246.59, down $2.32. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $245.12, down $0.67.
Cattlemen's Tour
Members of the MSU Collegiate Cattlemen's Association took a spring break tour of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas visiting ranches and feedlots. Nine members of the association visited Express Ranches, Chimney Rock Ranch, Draggin' M Ranch, JBS Five Rivers, Bradley 3 Ranch, OK Cattlemen's Association, OK City Stockyards, and many other interesting stops along the way. 
Beef Ambassador ​​
We are seeking contestants for the Mississippi Beef Ambassador contest. The winner will represent the beef industry at events around the state and compete in the national contest.
The competition is open to applicants 16 to 20-years old.
Contact the Mississippi Beef Council office, 601-353-4520, for details. 
MSU Collegiate Cattlemen's Association will sponsor a 5K Walk/Run on April 11 at MSU's South Farm.
The event will feature fun "Beef" activities and a meal. Visit the CattleWomen's Facebook page for details.
Legislative Cookout 
​​Legislators and State Capitol staff enjoyed delicious ribeye steak sandwiches and their choice from two dozen homemade desserts at last week's MCA Legislative Cookout. Over 250 sandwiches were served to the guests. 
We thank members of the CattleWomen's Association as well as Hinds and Simpson County Cattlemen's Associations for their help.
MS Bred Club Calf Sale 
Select Invitational Prospect Show Steer Sale & 
A Few Select Heifers will take place on April 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at 
Hinds Community College Sales Arena in Raymond.
Sponsored by: Hinds Community College, Greg Lott, and Kenny Banes.
For more information visit the website or view videos of the sale animals. 
Beef Agribition
On Saturday, March 28, the Mississippi Beef Agribition will host its 18th Annual Sale at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona. 
This year, over 140 females will be offered along with 19 bulls.  A select offering of mature commercial cows and calves will be available as well. Sale begins at 12:30 p.m. 
Don't miss the trade show featuring vendors offering tractors, animal health supplies, livestock equipment, and much more

Click for more information.
Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate called the “Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act” is directed at livestock agriculture production.
The bill, sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Susan Collins of Maine (and co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York), would require the FDA to withdraw its approval of antibiotics “that are at high risk of abuse” unless the drug maker can demonstrate that their use in animal agriculture does not pose a risk to human health.
For more visit here.

17  Kemper CCA
17  Prentiss CCA
19 Webster CCA
19  Covington CCA
​19  Copiah CCA
19 Rankin CCA
28 Agribition Sale, Verona 
28 Club Calf Sale, Newton​

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