production is a significant component of Mississippi agriculture. The
total value of production of cattle and calves in Mississippi ranked 6th among the state’s agricultural
commodities in 2012 at an estimated $329 million. Total cattle inventory in Mississippi on January 1, 2013
was 910,000 head including 486,000 head of beef cows and 78,000 head of
beef cow replacements. Stocker
cattle production is also very prominent with 400,000+ head of stocker cattle residing in the state annually. Beef cattle operations in Mississippi currently total approximately 18,000 operations.
MSUES Cattle Calculator App
The MSUES Cattle Calculator App is now available for download for Apple devices. Cattle Calculator allows beef cattle producers to make quick everyday calculations important for their operations. Calculations related to reproductive management, animal performance, and management decisions are available . Reproductive calculations include: calving date based on a known breeding date, breeding date based on a known calving date, number of days pregnant based on today's date and a breeding date, and a breeding season calculator which provides calving and breeding dates based on a set breeding season. Animal performance calculations include: Adjusted birth weight, weaning weight, and yearling weight, average daily gain and required gain. Management calculation include: dosage calculations for dewormers and medicines given an animal weight and manufacturer's recommended dosage, frame score calculations, trailer stocking density, and yield grade.
Mississippi Master Cattle Producer Online Training
The Mississippi Master Cattle Producer Program is a comprehensive training in major beef cattle production topic areas. An Internet-based
self-study version of the Mississippi Master Cattle Producer Program is
available for online completion. This self-study course is open to any producer
interested in learning more at their own pace about improving production on their beef cattle
The Internet-based training features
streaming video of speakers and slides.
Slides with scripts, reference publications, and
certification exams are also available for
online viewing or download.
eXtension provides objective and research-based information and learning opportunities that help people improve their lives. It is an educational partnership of 74 universities in the United States. The eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse focuses on practical beef production information.