January 4, 2016


Monday Memo



Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Central Mississippi
Replacement Heifer Sale

January 9, 2016 

 1:00 p.m.
Hinds Community College 
 Raymond, MS


12    BQA, New Albany
27-29 Cattle Industry Convention
21  Marshall CCCA

12-13    MCA Convention

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You can pay your MCA dues online. MCA is looking out for cattle producers in Mississippi. MCA monitors the legislative and regulatory activity in Jackson and Washington, D.C. We're working every day to influence producer legislation in a manner that benefits cattle producers. Click here to learn more.

Winter Storm Goliath Kills Thousands Of Cattle

Dairy producers in Texas and New Mexico have estimated that the number of animals that died during the recent Winter Storm Goliath will climb to more than 30,000. 
The winds are believed to be the cause for many of the animals’ deaths. It created drifts as high as 14 feet and pushed animals into fenced corners where they suffocated, according to The Associated Press.
"Like all agriculture, dairy producers always operate at the mercy of Mother Nature," Darren Turley, Executive director of the Texas Association of Dairymen, said in a statement. "With Goliath, she dealt a particularly harsh and costly blow to the area's dairy producers, from the death of thousands of livestock they spend so much time caring for to a loss of milk production over the weekend and in the future."
"The immediate challenge is how to handle these sudden, massive losses of animals," Turley said in a statement. "The ordinary methods for disposal cannot handle the volume of deaths we are seeing from this storm." 
•Tio Ford sent this photo to agmoos.com two days after the storm as the dig-out was underway at his Clover Knolls Dairy, Texico, New Mexico
Jefcoat Appointed to CBB
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 37 members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. Thirty-six appointees will serve 3-year terms and one appointee will serve a 1-year term. The 100-member board is authorized by the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985.
Larry Jefcoat of Soso, MS has been appointed to serve on the national board. Jefcoat has served on the MBC board for 13 years and held the position of MBC president as well.
MCA Convention
Make plans for you and your family to attend the 2016 MCA Convention and Dixie National Farm Expo. Events will kick off Friday night at 6:30 in the Trade Mart for the Cattlemen's Round Up & BBQ. This new event will have good food, games, and live music for the family as well as the Live Auction featuring items for your home and farm. 
Saturday will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the opening of the Dixie National Farm Expo featuring vendors from all aspects of agriculture. The Annual Membership Meeting will begin at 9:30 and will include an update on the long-term cattle market by Dr. Darrell Peel, Extension Economist from Oklahoma State University. The highlight of the convention will be the Awards Luncheon on Saturday where we will award over $45,000 in scholarships as well as honor the Cattlemen of the Year and honor outgoing president, Harold Newcomb.
Make your plans to attend this great event!
Dixie National Events
A complete schedule for the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo has been posted on the Mississippi Department of Agriculture's website. To see a detailed list of the events please click here.
Session to Start
The Mississippi State Legislature will convene at noon on January 5th. This years session has been extended to 120 days. In the past over 2,000 bills are filled during the session. Only a few of those actually become law. MCA will be at the Capital working on issues affecting the cattle industry in the state. MCA will also host a Legislative Luncheon later in the session for members of the house and senate. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the MCA office. 
BQA Training
Make your plans to attend BQA Training in New Albany at the Union County Fairgrounds on January 12 at 6:30 pm. The meeting is open to all producers, but pre-registration is required by January 11th.  The cost is $15 to become certified and includes manual, vaccine cooler, and bumper sticker. 
For more information you can contact Dr. Carla Huston or Dr. Brandi Karisch. 

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