Mississippi Cattlemen's Association March 9, 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.

Cattle Market Notes
Dr. John Michael Riley

Cash Cattle
Those fed cattle that actually traded hands were mostly steady once again this week, however very little trade developed. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $157.87, live, and $250.00, dressed; respectively, up $1.18 and down $1.37. There was too little cash trades in state/regional markets to establish more local price levels.
Steers in Mississippi auction markets were steady to lower with very light (300-400 pounds) being down about $15 and middle weight (500-650) being down about $7. Four weight steers were up $2. Heifers in Mississippi were higher, with light weights up about $5 and heavy weight heifers up almost $20. Similar to fed trade, Oklahoma City experienced very limited sales this week as a result of winter weather. Total receipts in OKC registered 1,316 compared to 4,121 last week and 2,294 the previous year.

Feeder futures were much stronger this week and live cattle futures contracts were mildly higher. After stalling a bit on Monday, both live and feeder markets surged on Tuesday and remained strong the rest of the week. Limited trade across some regions as a result of winter weather held feeders at bay early. However, outside of these areas, prices were higher as Spring and Summer grazers began to stock-up. On the live cattle front, light cash trade until Friday kept a lid on futures, but high wholesale beef prices were encouraging. ​

Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher. Choice boxes averaged $248.91, up $3.63. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $245.79, up $2.30

Hinds Bull Test/BCIA Results
After icy conditions delayed the Hinds Bull Test & BCIA sale till Friday at noon, the combined sales averaged $3,452.
Breaking down the results, Hinds averaged $3,438 and BCIA $3,515 with the tops lots at $5,900 and $6,000, respectively. Buyers from MS, LA, AR and AL took bulls home.
Prairie Station Tour & Meeting 
The MAFES Prairie Research Unit will host a beef cattle herd health meeting and supper on Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. 
An optional tour of the research station will start at 4:00 p.m. Please call Joyce Pace at 662-369-4426 in advance to reserve a meal. 
MSU Collegiate CattleWomen 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.
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. 
Legislative Cookout 
MCA will host its annual cookout for members of the Mississippi Legislature at noon on Tuesday. Lunch will be served in room 300 of the Christian Life Center at First Baptist Church, which is on the East side of Capital Street in Jackson. 
Contact your elected legislators and remind them that they have a great ribeye steak sandwich and homemade dessert waiting for them.
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.

10 Legislative Cookout
10 Calhoun CCA
12 Hinds CCA
12 Smith CCA
12-14 AI School,MSU
19 Webster CCA
28 Agribition Sale, Verona 
28 Club Calf Sale, Newton​

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