Good sale yesterday! Prices were still good and for the 5th straight week, steers were called higher. Butcher cattle were steady and lighter weight heifers were also called higher. Good farmer demand on heavy bred cows and we had a nice selection to pick from. Light bred cows mostly go to butcher, especially if they’re in good condition. The Futures Board ran up strong yesterday. One explanation was that speculators were focusing on the market. The U.S. banking system problems had been a negative factor until yesterday.
Last Friday night’s events in north Mississippi were devastating. No matter how bad we might think we have it, there is somebody hurting worse. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Tornado Relief Bucket we set up. A group from Petal saw what we were doing on Facebook and brought in $400.00. A big thank you goes out to them for their effort. Many local churches and organizations are taking supplies and money to the area. I urge you to help where you can.
Bahia and summer grasses are greening back up after the freeze we had. Lots of weeds are coming in our pastures and hay fields. I notice an abundance of thistles already. Whether chemical or other means, weeds need to be controlled. They rob your summer pastures of nutrients and moisture. Several chemicals are approved for pasture/hay applications. Some require a pesticide card and some don’t. Most of your local Extension Offices offer pesticide training classes. Check to see when they’re available.
F-1 and Brahman Sale will be held on April 8th. It is a privilege for Southeast MS Livestock to host this event. We are still looking for consignments to the April 22nd Stocker Cow Sale and Equipment Auction. Let me know if you are interested.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone next Monday.