Monday Memo
November 6, 2017
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:
FRIDAY, DEC. 1 | Cattle Viewing
5:00 pm     Cattle Viewing

SATURDAY, DEC. 2 | Cattle Sales
Sales start at 9:00 am and run consecutive
Commercial Pen of 3 - Bred & Open
Red Angus
Simmental/ SimAngus

Mississippi Elite Show Heifer Sale
All Breeds
Starts at approximately 4 p.m.
All  Heifers purchased will be Dixie Jr. Show eligibl

6:00 pm     Jr. Showmanship

SUNDAY, DEC. 3 | JR. Show
8:00 am      Jr. Belt Buckle Show
                    - steers & breed shows
                    - heifers & bulls

There will also be a trade show in conjunction with the Expo. 
Market Notes
Feeder prices continued to rise last week in Mississippi as there remain profitable opportunities for buyers of those cattle. With March 2018 feeder futures closing the week at $158.50, risk management strategies allow for profitable margins to be secured for calves grazed through the winter if the cost of gain can be managed. Average prices are about $35 higher per cwt than this time last year. There has been a 19% increase in the number of cattle sold at Mississippi auctions since August 1st 2017 as compared to the same time period last year.
Vote NOW!
Vote for your favorite restaurant steak and burger
We need your help to find the best burger and best steak in Mississippi. 
Go online by January 8, 2018 to nominate the best BEEF Burger and Best Steak in the state. One $50 gift certificate will be awarded to a voter at each of the top 5 Burger restaurants and one $100 certificate will be awarded to a voter at each of  the top 5 Steak restaurants.
The contest is sponsored by the Mississippi Beef Council and the winning restaurants will receive an advertising package and be recognized at the Dixie National Rodeo.
Vote for the BEST Burger +
Vote for the BEST Steak +
NAHMS Is Coming
The USDA along with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will launch NHAMS (National Animal Health Monitoring System), the beef cow-calf operations study that will take and in-depth look at beef cow-calf operations and provide valuable information regarding trends. Your NASDA enumerator will contact you in October to talk with you about this survey.
This will be the fourth  NAHMS cow-calf study of the beef industry. The study will involve producers in 20+ States representing more than 70 percent of beef cows and beef cow operations in the United States. The study will involve interviews with producers to ask about health and management of their cattle. The data from the study will be reported in summary form; individual responses will be confidential.
Membership Drive
Don't forget the 2017 Membership Drive is underway! 
We have several exciting new prizes this year for not only winning recruiters but also new members. 
There will be 4 prizes for the members that recruit the most new members.
1st - Full Quill Ostrich Justin Boots - Donated by Britches and Boots
2nd - Smooth Quill Ostrich Justin BootsDonated by Britches and Boots
3rd - Chain Saw
4th - Mineral Feeder -
Donated by MS Serum
New Member - MCA Prize Package 
For more information contact Donna at the MCA office.
MJCA Chute Raffle
MJCA is selling chances on a Arrowquip 86 series chute compliments of Arrowquip and MS Farm & Garden of Hattiesburg.
We will have tickets for sale till the MCA Convention in February.
The money raised will help fund MJCA programs such as Making Tracks.
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket you can call the MCA office or visit with a MJCA director. 
If your county would like to help MJCA by selling tickets at your next county meeting please let us know so that we can send tickets to your county president.
Calendar of Events

7Wilkinson CCA
9 - Copiah CCA
9 - BQA Training, Laurel
9 - Hancock/Harrison CCA, Kiln
9 - Calhoun CCA, Pittsboro
14 - Noxubee CCA

Shredded beef gets a punch of flavor from salsa. A quick tomato-corn relish gets folded into a tortilla along with the beef for a hearty handheld meal.
10 | HRS
444 | CAL
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Grassfed Beef in the Southeast
December 7-8, 2017
Lamar County Community Shelter
Purvis, MS
Pre-registrationis $35/person
Ball Clover For Sale
For more information contact:
Ralph Womack
(601) 917-3414

Allied Industry
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
680 Monroe St. Suite A, Jackson, MS, 39202