Manager's Message

OCTOBER 21, 2019

     CONGRATULATIONS TO TED PARKER FOR BEING THE MISSISSIPPI FARMER OF THE YEAR AT THE MOULTRIE SUNBELT EXPO.  TED IS BOTH A CUSTOMER AND A COMPETITOR FOR SE MS LIVESTOCK.  HIS FAMILY HAS BEEN BUYING CALVES WEIGHING FROM 250 TO 500 POUNDS AND GRAZING THEM TO A TARGET WEIGHT OF 700 TO 800 POUNDS FOR OVER 40 YEARS.  FROM A 40 ACRE OPERATION TO ONE THAT NOW HAS 25 EMPLOYEES IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE.  I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT TED REPRESENTED OUR STATE VERY WELL AND AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO TED AND JANET AND THEIR 2 SONS.  IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO ATTEND THE EXPO AT MOULTRIE, DO NOT PASS UP THAT OPPORTUNITY.  

     A LOT OF GOOD NEWS COMING FROM YOUR ASSOCIATION AND OUR MONDAY SALE.  GREAT SET OF PAIRS WAS OFFERED AND THE BEST ONES BROUGHT $1,1250 TO $1,425.00.  TREY CUEVAS IS RAISING SOME FIRST-CLASS BRANGUS SEEDSTOCK AND HE BROUGHT SOME #1 PAIRS TO SERVE AS RECEIPTS FOR HIS EMBRYO PROGRAM.  4 TO 8-YEAR-OLD PAIRS, WITH SMALL CALVES, BROUGHT $800 TO $1,100.  THE BRED COW MARKET WAS ALSO A LITTLE HIGHER YESTERDAY.  WE ALSO HAD A 985 LB. STEER BRING $1.08 A POUND.  THE ONLY EXPLANATION TO THAT IS THAT THE APRIL FAT BOARD IS SITTING AT $121.00.  MR. JACK MOSS FROM SEMINARY SOLD A GROUP OF STEERS WEIGHING 720+ FOR $1.23 A POUND. 

     WE HAD AT LEAST 2 NEW PRODUCERS BRING THEIR CATTLE TO SOUTHEAST.  I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH CUSTOMERS FROM JASPER AND MARION COUNTIES THAT HAD NEVER BROUGHT THEIR CALVES TO US BEFORE.  WE ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW THEY ARE APPRECIATED AND LEAVE HERE KNOWING THEY WERE TREATED HONESTLY.  LET US KNOW WHAT OUR STAFF CAN DO TO MAKE OUR MARKET WORK FOR YOU AND YOUR PROGRAM.

     PARTS OF THE COUNTRY HAD SOME BAD WEATHER YESTERDAY.  AFTER KATRINA, WE ALL REMEMBER THE AGONY THOSE FOLKS IN THE DALLAS AREA ARE GOING THROUGH.  REMEMBER THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS AND THANK THE GOOD LORD FOR SPARING US.

     ONLY 7 MORE SALES IN THIS YEAR!  WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING AND FOR 2 SALES AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS.  RYE GRASS IS GERMINATING AND A FEW PEOPLE ARE FINISHING UP BALING HAY.  THE MARKET IS UP JUST A LITTLE AND HOPEFULLY, IT WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.  THANKS FOR YOUR PATRONAGE AND LET US KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP.     

            SINCERELY,

           MIKE KEENE