Monday Memo
September 11, 2017
Area Leaders Meetings
Last week in Oxford, MCA hosted its first Area Leaders Meetings. County presidents, membership committees, and extension staff attended to learn more about the association and membership recruitment. The final meeting will be held Thursday night, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. in Jackson. To reserve your place at this meeting please give Donna a call at the MCA office
Market Notes
Cull cattle prices softened last week as we near the fourth quarter of 2017. The last three months of the year generally bring the lowest cull prices – about 15 percent lower than prices during the summer months, on average. Feeder prices were mixed this week, but much lower for heavy weight steers as compared to the previous week.
Hurricane Irma
Ranchers in Florida are no stranger to hurricane preparations, but each one brings it's own concerns. 
“Most all ranchers are multi-generational and have been through hurricanes before, but each one is a reminder to be prepared,” says Jim Handley, executive vice president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. “Those in rural areas are prepping generators, fuel and supplies.”
Florida reports more than 1.6 million cattle and calves in the state, and ranks 17th nationally for cattle production, according to USDA 2012 census numbers.
Cattlemen's College Dates Set
Make plans this fall to attend one of two Cattlemen's Colleges that MCA will be hosting. The first College will be held in Brookhaven on October 26th and the following day at Batesville in conjunction with the North MS Beef Expo. The programs are free to the public. Both programs will offer workshops on marketing, forages, animal health, and much more. 
Pre-register for Cattlemen's College will be open soon.
Mississippi Beef Expo
Make plans to attend the 2017 Mississippi Beef Expo to be held December 1-3 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Schedule of events:
6:30 pm | Show Heifer Sale 
9:00 am | Commercial Pen of 3
10:00 am | Red Angus
11:00 am | Hereford
12:30 pm | Angus
2:00 pm | Brahman/Brangus
3:00 pm | Charolais
4:00 pm | Simmental
6:00 pm | Jr. Showmanship
8:00 am | Jr. Show Buckle Show

There will also be a trade show in conjunction with the Expo. 
Death Tax Reform
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how various federal tax provisions impact America’s cattle and beef producers. The campaign, which will focus heavily on the death tax, aims to build support in Washington for comprehensive tax reform that makes our tax code fair for agricultural producers. The campaign will be centered around a new website,, and will run through September.
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact truly comprehensive tax reform, and we can’t afford to let this opportunity pass or to get it wrong,” said NCBA President and Nebraska cattleman Craig Uden. “Family ranchers and farmers deserve a full and permanent repeal of the onerous death tax, which charges them in cash on the often-inflated appraised value of their property and equipment. This campaign will shine a spotlight on the stories of real ranchers who have had to deal with this issue, and it will also highlight current tax provisions that we need to maintain, such as stepped-up basis, cash accounting, and deducibility of interest payments.”
Texas Flood Relief Efforts
Donations are being accepted for cattle producers in Texas who had damage from the flooding due to hurricane Harvey. 
Checks may also be mailed to:
Cattle Raisers Relief Fund
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
To help click the link below.
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Beef Barn Volunteers Needed!
It is that time of year again!! Plans are being made to move the Beef Barn to the fairgrounds and we are getting ready for another great year of the Mississippi State Fair! We still need volunteers to help work during the fair. If you would like to help please give Donna at the MCA office a call and see what dates are available.
Calendar of Events
12 - Area Cattlemen's Meeting, Shuqualak
12 - Pearl River CCA, Picayune
12 - Webster CCA, Mathiston
Total Recipe Time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings
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Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
680 Monroe St. Suite A, Jackson, MS, 39202