Top Bred Heifers to Sell Nov. 26 in Kingsville

The West Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Replacement Heifer sale will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Kingsville Livestock Auction, Kingsville, Mo., reports David Hoffman, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. 

The sale features 200 plus head of crossbred and purebred heifers – many of which are artificially inseminated -- that will calve from February through April, 2017.  The heifers are Angus, Angus cross, Gelbvieh cross, Red Angus cross, and Simmental cross.

Hoffman says that 90 percent of the heifers are black or black baldies with most bred to Angus bulls with approved calving ease EPDs (expected progeny difference) that put them in the “calving ease” category.  There will be a few elite groups of registered Angus heifers, Simmental heifers and Balancer heifers.  Many of the heifers are from producers that have participated in the Missouri Show-Mi-Select heifer program for many years and are producing multi generation Show-Me-Select heifers.

The sale heifers were selected, managed, and screened to minimize the risk involved with bringing replacement females into production in your herd.  All heifers are reproductively sound, and are bred to reduce the incidence and severity of calving problems.  The bred heifers will be sorted into sale lots according to breed type, size, and expected calving dates (calve within a 45-day period).  All heifers have undergone a comprehensive health and parasite program and screened for structural and physical soundness.  All heifers in the sale have been vaccinated with a one-shot scour vaccine.

“In addition to the screening process, we encourage the local consignors to provide genetic background information on the heifers like breed makeup, sire information, and carcass data,” said Hoffman. 

The heifers will be sorted into uniform lots with expected calving dates no greater than 45 days apart and will be available for viewing by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, day before the sale.

More information (including sale catalogs) may be obtained at the Extension Centers nearest you or online at  If you have any question, please contact David Hoffman, Livestock Specialist headquartered in Cass County at 816-380-8460 or


2016 Spring Calving Show Bill

2016 Spring Calving Catalog



Missouri 4-H Awarded $10,000 Sponsorship for
Summer Camp STEM Experience

Warrensburg, MO (June 4, 2016) – Missouri was awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet® to implement a "Summer Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience" during CCHJLRS camp this summer. During Camp Bob White on June 7-9, local youth will learn more about robotics, aerospace, meteorology, astronomy, bees, and BioBlitz.

Summer Camp STEM Experiences are part of a national effort to spark youth interest in STEM education. Missouri was one of four states selected to receive a Summer Camp STEM grant. The other states include [Colorado, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

This year’s camp will include three fun filled days of STEM adventures. One hundred and twenty-five youth will have the opportunity to build their own robots, learn about how drones work within the mission of the United Sates Air Force, hear about experiences of local storm chases, see the stars with local astronomers, and check out all the living organisms around Camp Bob White.

National 4-H Council and HughesNet are dedicated to sparking an interest in STEM topics early, through hands-on, community-based STEM learning. In addition to Summer Camp STEM Experiences, HughesNet works with National 4-H Council to support STEM programs such as the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Award, National Engineering Week and National Youth Science Day – the world’s largest youth-led science challenge that engages young scientists from around the country. The effort includes a focus on communities where resources for science-focused community programs are often limited.

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Eating from the Garden

Calling all 4-H members enrolled in the Gardening project!  Eating from the Garden is a hands on gardening and nutrition class. Youth will learn about plant science, gardening and nutrition. Our sessions will include visits to the garden as well as food tastings with the garden produce. Eating from the Garden will meet on Wednesday mornings from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except for the first two meetings which will be in the evening) at the Cass County Extension office, 201 W. Wall St., Harrisonville. Meeting dates are May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. and then from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 25, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 20 and July 27. To register call the Cass County Extension office at 816-380-8460 by May 4. For questions or more information contact project leader Kylie Dicket at or 816-380-8460.


Food Preservation Party

Do you want to enjoy fresh, delicious foods preserved at home?  In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the basic canning principles, food safety, proper equipment to use, food selection for optimum flavor, and storage guidelines.  The party will be on June 11, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Cass County Extension Center located at 201 W. Wall Street in Harrisonville. Cost is $80 per participant and pre-registration and payment is required.  Contact the MU Cass County Extension Center to register no later than June 6, 2016.  Please see the link for more information PreservationParty.pdf or to register please use Registration Form (PDF).


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