Monday Memo
 
 
 
 
September 25, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
MCA, NCBA, and Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
 
 
 
 
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released the third video in its monthlong media campaign to promote comprehensive tax reform. The first two videos have been viewed a combined 187,000 times and have reached more than 338,000 people on Facebook.

NCBA's latest video in the campaign features Buck Wehrbein, who manages Mead Cattle Company in Eastern Nebraska. In the video, Wehrbein discusses proposals on Capitol Hill to eliminate the deductibility of interest payments for businesses - an idea that he says would be "catastrophic" for businesses like his.

"We move forty to fifty thousand cattle through here a year, and that's $75-$100 million dollars and there's interest on almost all of that money, so to lose the interest deduction would be actually catastrophic for us," Wehrbein explained. "It's kind of almost beyond what I could get my brain around."

Wehrbein closed with a plea to elected officials in Washington to remember that real families and real people are going to be significantly impacted by any comprehensive tax reform legislation that is eventually enacted.

"You're impacting real people - not the 'beef industry,'" Wehrbein said. "It's kind of scary to us to have our representatives talking about changing (the rules) in the middle of the game. It gets pretty real when you start impacting individuals and individual families."

NCBA's tax reform campaign is centered around a new website, CattlemenForTaxReform.com, and will run through September. The campaign will also connect grassroots ranchers and producers with their elected officials on Capitol Hill as tax-reform legislation is considered this autumn.
 
 
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Market Notes
 
 
 
Feeder steer prices were steady to a few dollars lower last week in Mississippi. Feeder heifers averaged 5 percent lower. Futures market prices continued to strengthen last week, but a bearish USDA Cattle on Feed report released Friday afternoon could lead to some downward pressure on cattle futures prices early this week.
 
 
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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 Boots- Donated 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cattlemen's College Registration Now Open
 
 
 
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. 
You can now pre-register for Cattlemen's College on the MCA website.
 
 
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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. 1ST
6:30 pm | Cattle Viewing
SATURDAY, DEC. 2ND | CATTLE SALES
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
SUNDAY, DEC. 3RD | JR. SHOW
8:00 am | Jr. Show Buckle Show

There will also be a trade show in conjunction with the Expo. 
 
 
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Feeder Calf Board Sale Survey
 
 
 
We'd greatly appreciate your time to take the survey at the link below to let us know your thoughts on the Feeder Calf Board Sales. In an attempt to further characterize the impact and producer attitudes about the Feeder Calf Board Sale Program, a survey was designed to determine the impact of and produce attitudes about the Sale. The Beef Extension Team values producer feedback immensely in improving programs.
 
 
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ABBA National Brahman Show
 
 
 
October 2 - October 7
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
9:00-8:00 p.m.       Cattle Move In
5:00 p.m.               Exhibitor Welcome
                                Supper
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
8:00-10:00 a.m.     All Cattle Must be in
                                Place & Checked
                                In
8:00-12:00 noon  Weights & Measures
1:00 p.m.              Educational Judging
                                Seminar
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
9:00-12:00      International Brahman
                        Performance Summit
1:00 p.m.       International Field Day @
                        K-Bar Farms
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
8:00 a.m.   Open Brahman Show –
                        Females
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00 a.m.     Open Brahman Show –
                        Bulls
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
Depart
 
Headquarter Hotel:
Hilton Garden Inn
133 Plaza Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Tel: 601-261-3770
 
 
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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

October
6 - Hereford Open Show, Jackson, MS
7 - Simmental Open Show, Jackson, MS
26 & 27 - Cattlemen's College

 
 
 
 
 
CITRUS GINGER TERIYAKI STEAK
 
 
 
 
Total Recipe Time: 1 hour
Makes 4 servings
 
 
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Elite Southern Ladies Sale
October 15, 2017
Phone Bid Off Sale
Offering elite show heifer, donor & sire prospects
Robbie Wood (662) 571-3543
Jake St. Amant (601) 754-9686
 
 
 
 
Heart of Texas Replacement Female Sale
October 7, 2017
Groesbeck, TX
1,400 Head of Quality Replacement Females
Johnson Cattle Marketing
(903) 599-2403
 
 
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Allied Industry
 
 
 
 
Mississippi Cattlemen's Association
601-354-8951
680 Monroe St. Suite A, Jackson, MS, 39202
www.mscattlemen.org
 
      
 
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