Manager's Message

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 BY JOE JOHNSON

  

POWER LINE. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW THE POWER WORKS? IT STARTS WITH STRUCTURES SO BIG THAT THEY HAVE CONCRETE SUPPORTS AT THEIR BASE AND LARGE TRANSFORMERS AT THE TOP TO CARRY THE ELECTRICAL CABLES. THESE IN TURN, CHANEL POWER TO SMALLER FEEDER LINES THAT DISTRIBUTE ELECTRICITY THROUGHOUT OUR CITIES AND EVEN OUR INDIVIDUAL HOMES. THIS REMINDS ME OF OUR ASSOCIATION. WE WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1965 BY A GROUP OF MEN WITH A VISION. THEIR VISION WAS TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR PRODUCERS TO MARKET THEIR LIVESTOCK. WE ARE STILL SOUNDLY STRUCTURED BY THOSE SAME ETHICS. WITH BUYING STATIONS BEING IMPLEMENTED ABOUT OUR AREA, IT HAS PUT SOME STRESS ON OUR ASSOCIATION. I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PLEASE RECONSIDER OUR ASSOCIATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS; WHERE YOU WILL GET THE BEST TO OFFER.

ONCE AGAIN, WE WERE BLESSED WITH OUR MARKET TODAY. OUR SLAUGHTER COW AND BULL MARKET IS STEADILY MOVING UP AND THAT DEFINITELY HELPS.  OUR CALVES AND YEARLINGS WERE BETTER – THIS WAS OH SO INVITED. IT’S EVIDENT SUPPLY AND DEMAND IS A BIG FACTOR. OUR FUTURE HAS A POSITIVE LOOK AT THE MOMENT. THE FUTURES MARKET IS SEEING AN UP AND DOWN TREND AT THIS TIME – IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE GAINING BETTER GROUND AS IT TRADES DAILY. I THINK WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR EARLY SPRING TO LATE SUMMER. BUT FROM THEN, WHO KNOWS? 

PEOPLE, THE BLESSINGS CONTINUE TO FLOW. HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE ASK FOR? WELL, WE ARE HOGGISH AND WE ALWAYS WANT MORE! SOMETIMES WE NEED TO SETTLE FOR WHAT IS IN FRONT OF US BECAUSE SOME DON’T EVEN HAVE THAT MUCH. THE CATTLE MARKET IS NOT TOO TERRIBLE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, IN SOME ASPECTS, IT’S FAIR OR DECENT! YES, I REALIZE THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS IS STILL ELEVATED AND WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO BE. NUTS, BOLTS, OIL, GREASE, FERTILIZER, FUEL, ETC., IT ALL SEEMS SO HIGH. THESE ARE ELEMENTS THAT WE HAVE TROUBLE CONTROLLING. SO LET’S FOCUS ON OUR CATTLE HERD, IMPROVING GENETICS AND HEALTH TO MAXIMIZE OUR EFFORTS AT THE MARKET. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, LOYALTY, AND SUPPORT. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. CONTINUE TO REACH OUT WITH ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR JUST TO CHAT. WE HAVE YOUR BACK AT SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI LIVESTOCK.

    GOD BLESS 

            JOE JOHNSON 

P.S. WE HAD A GREAT BULL & FEMALE SALE SATURDAY. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE QUALITY GENETICS GOING FORWARD INTO OUR COMMUNITY. LIKE A MERRY-GO-ROUND, WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE LEADERS OF OUR GREAT NATION, OUR NEIGHBORS, AND THOSE UNSPOKEN REQUESTS. DON’T FORGET TO THANK HIM FOR OUR BLESSINGS AND ANSWERED PRAYERS. 

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