Monday Memo
August 14, 2017
OIE Report Outlines Global Antimicrobial Use
A new report from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) provides an overview of how countries around the world use antimicrobial agents in food-animal production.
The report, titled “OIE Annual report on the use of antimicrobial agents in animals: Better understanding of the global situation,” is available online.
Key findings in the report include:
·         A total of 96 of 130 (74%) OIE Member Countries indicated that they do not authorize antimicrobial agents for growth promotion in animals.
·         Twenty-five Member Countries provided a list of antimicrobial agents authorised for growth promotion, in which Tylosin and Bacitracin were most frequently quoted.
·         Colistin was mentioned by 10 of 25 Member Countries.
·         A total of 89 of 130 OIE Member Countries (68%) submitted to the OIE their quantities on the use of antimicrobial agents in animals for years ranging from 2010 to 2015.
·         Forty OIE Member Countries reported use of antimicrobial agents through Reporting Option 1, the less detailed option, while 19 Member Countries reported through Reporting Option 2, and 30 Member Countries reported through Reporting Option 3 (the most detailed reporting option).
·         Tetracyclines and Macrolides were the most commonly reported antimicrobial agents used; differences however, were observed between OIE Regions. Tetracyclines and macrolides accounted for more than 60 percent of reported antibiotic use in the Americas but only 22 percent in Asia.
·         The main route of administration in animals was the oral route.
Market Notes
Prices were mostly steady in Mississippi last week, on average. Futures markets were down significantly including a 4.5-cent limit decrease last Wednesday. Concerns of increased supplies over the next few months are a culprit for the weaker markets. Relatively cooler weather in cattle feeding areas also had an impact as cattle generally gain weight faster during lower temperatures. This could result in heavier beef production sooner than expected.
On Thursday, August 24th the NRCS and the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a GLCI Program at the Lincoln County Civic Center in Brookhaven from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m.
Technical experts will provide information on Soil Health and Veterinarian Feed Directive. 
Please pre-register before August 21st to (601) 833-9321 ext. 3.
CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf 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.

CattleFax analysts will discuss a variety of topics in the one-hour session, including:
-- Cattle and feedstuff market projections for the next 12 to 18 months
-- Calf market expectations for fall and into 2018
-- Long-term outlook of cowherd expansion
The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar will be on August 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. MT
Sponsored by Elanco.
Take Action Now- Tell EPA to Kill WOTUS Today!
Submit Comments to Kill the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule TODAY!
Thursday, July 27th, marked the start of the 30-day comment period on the EPA's proposal to withdraw the 2015 WOTUS rule.
The deadline for comments is August 28, so please comment now.
For a sample letter follow the link below.
Cool August?
The graphic highlights temperature trends across North America over the past 60 days. The yellow and orange areas show above normal temperatures for the past two months and blue areas show where temperatures have been below normal.
Southeast Direct Feeder
Cattle link
USDA is now offering a link for Southeastern feeder cattle.
States included are: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN.
Follow the link below.
Renew Online
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. 
Calendar of Events
24 - Panola CCA
26 - Southern Producers Heifer Sale, Hattiesburg, MS
Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale
August 25th at 11:00 a.m.
Alabama Livestock Auction
Uniontown, Alabama

Selling 400+ head of Top Quality Bred Heifers and a select group of open heifers.
Consignments include:
Angus, Simmental/Angus, Brangus,   Angus Brangus Cross, & F1 Brahman Cross

All heifers selected from Leading Herds in Central Alabama. Heifers are from repeat consignors with top quality genetics.  The sale has become known for the quality and one of the top consignment sales in the Southeast.  Heifers will be in two uniform groups and offered in lots of 3 to 5 head.  Cattle will work on your farm for many years to come.
Southern Producers Heifer Sale
August 26th • 1:00 p.m.
Southeast MS Sale Barn • Hattiesburg

The 16th Annual Southern Producers Replacement Heifer Sale will be held on August 26th in Hattiesburg. 

Over 250 Top Quality 3-8 months bread heifers will be offered. 
Heifers offered will include: Angus, Red Angus, Sim-Angus, Black Baldies, & Tigerstripes

All heifers will be pelvic measured, vet checked, & quality screened.

Click the link below to take you to videos of the sale heifers.
We are now operating a soybean processing facility in 
Greenwood, MS
Products include soybean meal, loose soybean hulls, soybean hull pellets, and soybean oil. 
 Products are available for pick-up or delivery
Please call 662-453-0800
for pricing or visit
or check us out on facebook at express grain terminals
Total Recipe Time: 4-1/4 to 6-1/4 hours
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Allied Industry
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
680 Monroe St. Suite A, Jackson, MS, 39202