Monday Memo
May 8, 2017
May is Beef Month
All month promote BEEF!

Fire up those grills, because May is Beef Month in Mississippi! Celebrate by enjoying an All-American juicy hamburger or a thick, delicious, mouth-watering steak on the grill during the summer grilling season. 
​​​​​​​You can find great beef recipes on our Pinterest page.
Que on the Yazoo
Over 20 teams cooked BEEF on Saturday at the Que on the Yazoo Cooking Contest in Greenwood. Teams of steak and burger cookers competed for cash prizes during the event. MBC helped sponsor the event and spoke to local media about the event and BEEF. 
Storm Damages
The severe weather that crossed much of the state last week left down trees, destroyed homes, and lost power to many parts of the state. Many cattlemen and farmers in the effected areas need your help and prayers. Many producers in the area need help with tree removal and fencing. There is a need for fencing supplies if you would like to donate please contact the MCA office. 
Deep South Brahman Field Day 
On May 27th in Mendenhall at the Simpson County Junior Livestock Building the Deep South Brahman Association will hold a Field Day and Jr. Show. The day will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the Annual meeting at 10:30 and lunch will begin at noon. The junior show will start promptly at 1p.m. For more information please call Stacy Broached at (601) 906-2148. 
Register For A Free Cattle Webinar 
Have the lows been established for the cattle industry?  With the magnitude of the breaks and rallies that we have experienced across the entire cattle industry thus far that question is on everyone’s mind.  An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address that question as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef industry for 2017.
 The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar will be at 5:30 p.m. MT, May 24th, 2017.  To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to
register online.

Making Tracks
All MJCA members who are entering the 9th grade or older are invited to attend the Wax Junior Leadership Camp June 12 - 14 at Mississippi State University. 
Click here for the Making Tracks application.
Krystal Moves Beef
The Country Fried Steak Krystal and Biscuit Krystal will be available today, April 17 at Krystal for a limited time. Print and use this coupon to sample these menu items which were developed through a collaboration with NCBA. The Country-Steak Krystal, is a tender all-beef steak coated in a secret blend of spices, fried to a delightful golden brown, topped with gravy and served on a soft steamy Krystal bun.
Cattle Market Notes
Week Ending May 5, 2017
Dr. Josh Maples

Cash Cattle:
Cash traded fed cattle continue to rally due to strong demand for tight supplies of fat cattle. Fed steers were up $8.44 to an average of $144.69 for live sales. This is the third largest weekly increase over the past 15 years. Dressed steers were up $13.05 to an average of $229.86. Fed cattle trade volume was 138,000 head through Thursday.
Feeder cash prices surged this week in Mississippi. Mississippi feeder steers weighing 450-500 pounds were up $6 this week to average $161.50 while 750-800 pound steers were up $8 to $137. Average feeder prices in Oklahoma City for 500-550 pound steers were down $6.23 to $166.78 while OKC 750-800 pound steers were down $5.86 from last week to $135.88.

June live cattle were up $4.23 to $128.30 while August live cattle were up $1.30 to $121.18. Feeder cattle futures closed lower despite large mid-week spikes. May feeder cattle were down $4.70 to $143.78 while August feeder futures were down $0.15 on the week to $153.43. Corn futures prices were up this week with May and July futures up 5 and 6 cents to $3.62 and $3.71, respectively.

Wholesale boxed beef prices surged higher this week. Exports continue to boom and retailers are demanding beef as Memorial day looms. Choice boxes averaged $232.55, up $12.99 from a week ago. Select boxes ended the week at an average of $214.81, up $8.68 from last week. The choice-select spread was $17.74, up $8.68 from last week.


11 - Wayne CCA
11 - Hinds Forage Field Day
23 - Scott CC
24 - Tishomingo CCA
27 - Deep South Brahman
        Association Field Day
27 - Neshoba CCA

Total Recipe Time: 50 minutes
Makes 4 servings.

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