Monday Memo
August 21, 2017
Beefin' Up The Bulldogs
On Saturday after Fan Day, Mississippi State football players,coaches and staff enjoyed a BEEF supper hosted by Mississippi Beef Council along with Mississippi Cattlemen's, Animal and Dairy Sciences, and First South Farm Credit. Animal and Dairy Sciences staff along with MCA volunteers grilled the steaks and members of the MSU Collegiate Cattlemen's helped prepare the meal. Thank you to our sponsors: First South Farm Credit, Tupelo Recycling, Nunley Trucking, Alcorn Co-op, and MSU Animal and Dairy Sciences. 
Market Notes
Prices were lower in Mississippi last week, as was the case in most markets around the country. There was significant downward movement in cull prices as slaughter cows and bulls were down 7 and 10 percent, respectively.
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.
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. 
This is Your LAST Week to Tell EPA to Kill WOTUS!
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.
CME Live Cattle Again Sink to 9-month Bottom, But Off Lows
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures pared losses on Friday after falling to its lowest level in 9 months, led by this week's steep cash price drop and seasonally downward-trending wholesale beef values, said traders.
Bargain buying and traders covering their short positions lifted contracts from session lows, and futures remained bullishly undervalued, or discount, to this week's slaughter-ready, or cash, prices.
"The discount is providing some support. But weaker beef prices and the prospect for larger slaughter numbers ahead are going to keep sellers active," said independent CME livestock futures trader Dan Norcini.
August ended 0.750 cent per pound lower at 106.375 cents, and October closed down 0.325 cent to 105.900 cents.
This week packers in the U.S. Plains paid $109 to $110 per cwt for cash cattle that a week ago brought $114 to $116.
Processors resisted paying more for supplies, with grocers continuing to wait for cheaper beef prices at wholesale as more supplies of heavier cattle come to market.
Beef as a First Food
DYK ... beef should be included in an infant’s diet? There is tradition, but no medical evidence for introducing solids in a specific order. Most often, single-grain cereals are introduced as a first food; however, the AAP advises that meat, including beef, should be added as early solids to the infant's diet.
Read more about how your checkoff’s research is helping show when beef can be added to an infant's diet! 
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
31 - Scott CCA
31 - Grenada CCA
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 bred 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.
Total Recipe Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Allied Industry
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
680 Monroe St. Suite A, Jackson, MS, 39202