Mississippi Cattlemen's Association July 6, 2015
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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

*Note Mississippi Livestock markets were close last week in observance of Independence Day

June Cattle on Feed Report Recap
The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon (June 19). The report revealed that 10.561 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger on June 1, 2015. Placements into feedlots during the month of May totaled 1.714 million head while marketings during the same month totaled 1.711 million head.
Placements totaled 1.714 million head, a decrease of 10.21% from May 2014 and a 13.33% decrease from the five-year average of 2010 to 2014. Market analyst expected placements to come in at 1.745 million head, so the reported value was slightly lower than anticipated — although it was still well within the range of expectations. The drop in placements came from a decrease in lightweight placements, with all weight classes except for cattle larger than 800 pounds coming in lower than a year ago nationally. Cattle smaller than 600 pounds saw the largest year-over year drop with a 15.8% decline in placements.
Cattle marketed in May totaled 1.711 million head, down 8.26% versus last year and down 11.78% compared to the average from 2010 to 2014. Pre-report expectations called for marketings to be 9.4% lower than the same period last year.
The total number of cattle in feedlots with 1,000 head or larger capacity totaled 10.561 million head, up 0.61% versus June 1, 2014 but 1.74% lower than the five-year average.  Market analysts expected a 0.9% year-over-year increase in cattle inventories, so the reported value came in very close to expectations.
Lawrence CCA
Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association held a membership meeting last week with over 50 cattlemen in attendance. MCA/MBC Executive, Andy Berry, visited with attendees about activities of both organizations. Walt McKellar of Boehringer Ingelheim spoke to producers about antibiotic use in stockers and cow/calf preparations for the fall. Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored the meeting. 
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 Director of Beef Improvement Federation
Dr. Jane Parish, is the new executive director of the Beef Improvement Federation, which works to connect science and industry to improve beef cattle genetics.
​Parish, who is based at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Prairie Research Unit, took over the leadership position at the 47th Beef Improvement Federation Annual Convention and Research Symposium on June 11th.
Parish conducts research on applied beef cattle production systems and is a beef cattle specialist with the MSU Extension Service.
Congratulations Jane!
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MCA Past President Featured
While at BIF in Biloxi, past president, Jacob Megehee, was interviewed by Drovers Cattle Network for their Under the Hat feature. See the full story written by Laura Mushrush. 
New MCA Caps
New colors and styles! Caps are $12 and can be ordered by calling the MCA office. 
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