Mississippi Cattlemen's Association June 15, 2015
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Cattle Market Notes 
Dr. Brian Williams

Cash Cattle
Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $154.86 for live sales, and $245.19 for dressed; respectively, down $2.42 and $2.68. Total volume sold was down slightly from a week ago and much lower than last year.
Feeder steer cattle and calves were mostly unchanged or slightly higher across much of the U.S. this week. Pasture conditions continue to look good this summer. The USDA rated 63% of U.S. pastures in good or excellent condition this week, up from 61% good or excellent last week and 51% good or excellent a year ago. In Mississippi auctions, lighter weight feeders and calves were $5.00 to $10.00 higher, while heavy steers were slightly lower than a week ago. Oklahoma City feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1.00 lower this week.
The House has voted to repeal country of origin labeling on meat on Wednesday in hopes of preventing retaliation from Canada and Mexico in response to the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling a few weeks ago.

Live cattle and feeder cattle futures were mixed this week. June live cattle were down about $0.37 on the week, while February live cattle were up $0.35. Feeder cattle were also mixed with August futures up $1.55 from last Friday but January futures down $0.82 on the week. Corn futures were lower on the week despite few surprises in this month’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates released earlier this week.

Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on the week. Choice boxes averaged $246.38, down $3.28 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week with an average of $239.77, down $1.00. The choice-select spread narrowed from $8.89 a week ago to $6.61 this week.
BIF Success
Over 350 cattle producers, industry professionals, animal scientist, and beef leaders were on hand in Biloxi last week for Beef Improvement Federation. MCA, MBC, and the Mississippi CattleWomen helped host the Wednesday night steak dinner at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum​.
NCBA Member Benefits
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"Waters of the United States” Rule
The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works advanced legislation to force the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite their “waters of the United States” rule.
During the markup, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso stated that the final rule, published on May 27, is actually worse than the proposed rule.
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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.
Hay Production and Forage Field Day
Coastal Plains Branch Experiment Station in Newton will host a field day on June 30 at 5:00 p.m. Topics will include; Hay Production and Management, Pasture Weed Control, Current Forage Research, and Sprayer Calibration. Registration is free but for meal planning please call (601) 683-2084.
Time For A New Cap?
A new shipment of summer caps are now available at the MCA office. New colors and styles! Caps are $12 and can be ordered by calling the MCA office. 
Thrill of the Grill
It doesn’t matter if you’re #teamcharcoal or #teamgasgrill, our delicious beef recipes, along with some helpful tips and videos will keep your family firing up grilled favorites all summer long. For more info click here
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Total Recipe Time: 55 minutes 1 hour and 5 minutes
Makes 18 sliders
16  Newton CCA
18  Forrest/Lamar CCA
22 Making Tracks,
30  Lawrence CCA
30 Coastal Plains Branch
     Forage Field Day,
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