Livestock Marketing Assoc. updates
April 4, 2014
LMA aware of financial situation involving livestock dealer in Mississippi
The Livestock Marketing Association (is aware of a financial situation involving a livestock dealer in Mississippi. At this time, we do not know of any checks that have been returned to livestock auction markets. The Packers and Stockyards Program (USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) staff and independent auditors are currently investigating. The LMA will release additional, pertinent information as it becomes available.
If you have questions, please contact Joyce English, LMA Livestock Board of Trade Vice President, at (800) 821-2048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Annual reports due to GIPSA by April 15th
If your market's fiscal year coincides with the calendar year, your annual report to GIPSA is due no later than April 15th. If your market keeps records on a fiscal year basis other than a calendar year, the annual report is due no later than 90 days following the end of your fiscal year.
Failure to file an annual report by the required date will result in GIPSA issuing a default notice. If GIPSA has not received the annual report by thirty days after the default notice, a registrant's registration will automatically expire. Once registration has expired, one has to go through the whole reapplication process. Please call the office if you have questions or need assistance in filing.
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Free BQA training registration until April 15
Until April 15, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will be offering free registration for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training. The BQA training is recommended for market owners and employees, as well as producers. To register, visit http://www.bqa.org/team or http://www.BIVI-BQA.com.
–Livestock Marketing Association