DO YA WANNA?  LIKE A WIDOW WITH LOW INCOME AND HEALTH PROBLEMS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A SUBSIDY PROGRAM, OR LIKE A KID WANTING AN EDUCATION OR A DEGREE AND FILING FOR A STUDENT GRANT, OR MAYBE EVEN A FARMER HOLDING ON TO HIS COMMODITY FOR A BETTER TIME, YOU WANNA SELL EM NOW? I GUESS YOU WON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY. WHO KNOWS, THE WIDOW MAY GET THE ASSISTANCE NEEDED, THE KID MAY GRADUATE WITH HONORS WITH THE GRANT MONEY, AND WELL THE OLD FARMER, HE MAY JUST LUCK UP AND HIT THE MARKET AT THE PRIME TIME! BUT THE FIRST STEP IS TO THINK, PLAN AND TRY! SO DO YOU WANNA???

          OUR MARKET TODAY WAS NOT ASTONISHING, BUT SOMEWHAT HAS HELD STEADY AND GRADUALLY GOTTEN EVEN A LITTLE BETTER IN SOME AREAS SINCE WE HAVE GOTTEN BACK INTO THE SADDLE FROM THE HOLIDAY BREAK. IT WAS EVEN SURPRISING IN LOTS OF CATEGORIES. THERE IS STILL NO CERTAINTY OF WHERE WE ARE HEADED OR WHERE WE WILL END UP. BUT, LET ME REMIND YOU PEOPLE, GOD GIVES US ONE DAY AT A TIME. SO LET’S EVALUATE THIS DAY, SEE WHAT OUR DECISIONS NEED TO BE AND MAKE OUR MOVE! WITH A LOT OF COWS AND BULLS IN OUR RUN TODAY, I KNEW WE WOULD NEED A GOOD SLAUGHTER MARKET TO SUPPORT THEM, AND BOY IT WAS THERE! WITH BULLS HOLDING THEIR OWN AND STEADY, SLAUGHTER COWS WERE A BIT WEAKER. ANYWAY IT HELPED US GET THROUGH SELLING ON INTO THE CALVES AND YEARLINGS, THINGS CONTINUED TO BE PROGRESSIVE.

          THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS. I WITNESSED SOME CATTLE BROUGHT TO THE MARKET THAT COULD DEFINITELY BE IMPROVED IN QUALITY. PEOPLE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IMPROVING GENETICS AND THAT WILL FIX SOME OF THESE ISSUES. WE NEED TO THRIVE ON BETTER BODY SCORE, WHICH COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED BY BIGGER BONE AND NUTRITION, WHICH WILL PUT SOME STRETCH AND GROWTH INTO YOUR CATTLE, RESULTING IN A TOP MARKET CALF VERSUS A BOTTOM MARKET CALF. THIS STARTS BY EVALUATING AND CULLING YOUR FEMALES AND ADDING A BETTER QUALITY BULL. BUT NOT TO OVERLOOK YOUR NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM (THE OLD MAN SAID YOU CAN’T STARVE A PROFIT OUT OF ANYTHING). KEEP FEEDIN THEM!!!! THERE IS SOME POSITIVE TALK THAT THINGS COULD GET SOME BETTER, BUT AS I HAVE MENTIONED IT CAN START WITH JUST ONE DAY AT A TIME. THINK! PLAN! TRY!

 
THANK YOU PRODUCERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND A BIG THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS, LOYALTY, CONFIDENCE AND CONTINUED PATRONAGE TO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI LIVESTOCK. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD TO PROVIDE YOU A COMPETITIVE MARKET EACH WEEK FOR YOUR COMMODITIES!!
      

   

                                                 GOD BLESS

 

                                                  JOE JOHNSON     

 

P.S. DON’T FORGET THE 5TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN BULL & FEMALE SALE IS COMING UP FEBRUARY 17TH HERE AT SOUTHEAST MS LIVESTOCK AT 1PM. MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND MAKE PLANS TO COME OUT AND SEE US!!!!

 PLEASE PRAY FOR MRS. PEGGY BROWN, MR. RONNIE BROWNS WIFE AS SHE IS FACING SOME MEDICAL ISSUES. PLEASE KEEP MR. HAL SMITH’S FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS IN THIS TIME OF GREIF.  ALSO PRAY FOR OUR NATION AND OUR FELLOW NEIGHBORS AND ALL OF THE UNSPOKEN PRAYERS, GOD KNOWS THE NEED AND HE WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE!

 

 

JANUARY 15, 2017

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