Monday Memo
October 30, 2017
MCA Cattlemen's College in Brookhaven and Batesville
Over 200 producers attended the 2017 Cattlemen's Colleges in Brookhaven and Batesville last week. 
Thank you to all the sponsors and everyone who worked so hard to bring everything together.  
Thank you to our sponsors:
Zoetis • National Grazing Lands Coalition • Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association • Natural Resources Conservation Service • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association • Mississippi State University Extension Service • Mississippi Farm Bureau • Wade Equipment. 
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 | Cattle Viewing
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. 
Market Notes
Feeder prices were mostly higher across Mississippi. Feeder prices have continued to be strong this Fall as demand for stocker calves as well as feedlot demand are supporting prices. Cattle futures prices were also higher which is helping feeder prices as stocking operations see profit in grazing cattle until the Spring.
Cattlemen for Tax Reform
America’s tax code badly needs an update.
Devastating regulations, such as the Death Tax, are impeding growth and jeopardizing the long-term viability of family ranching operations. But the current system also includes critical provisions that account for the unique needs of agricultural producers. Cattlemen and women across the country – and the rural communities that depend on them – cannot afford a one-size-fits-all approach. We are fighting for a tax code that protects family-owned ranches and revitalizes rural America.
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

2 - Choctaw CCA
7 - Wilkinson CCA

Boo-tastic Halloween Quesadillas
As long as you have a few ingredients, a skillet and a few fun cookie cutters, you’re in business for a spooky and fun-filled holiday meal. Follow the recipe for our Easy Baked Beef, Bean & Corn Quesadillas and cut the tortillas into your own shapes!
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Spooky Spider Meatballs
Your guests will be squealing (with delight) when they see these cute spider meatballs! Make a few batches of Basic Beef & Vegetable Meatballs, then add sliced olives for eyes and bell pepper for the legs.
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Mississippi Fall BCIA 
Bull & Heifer Sale
November 4, 2017 • Noon
Raymond, MS
Ball Clover For Sale
For more information contact:
Ralph Womack
(610) 917-3414

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