Tuesday, July 21, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – 4-H members from across the state will compete in livestock judging, public speaking and horse demonstrations Sept. 12 at the University of Missouri.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015HURDLAND, Mo. – Poor eyesight and light sensitivity don’t dim Lee Howerton’s vision for a bright future as farmer and rancher.
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Friday, July 17, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Following two cases of avian influenza early this year, Missouri has been influenza-free. Other states have not been so lucky.
Monday, July 6, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help. A new website, eBEEF.org, is live, says Jared Decker, University of Missouri Extension beef geneticist
Monday, June 22, 2015SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an aging population of farmers and producers, preparing agriculture’s next generation is more important than ever.
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Monday, June 1, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Canada and Mexico will be able to impose tariffs on American products if the U.S. doesn’t change its rules on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat.
Friday, May 29, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new automatic weather station updates observations every five minutes on the Internet from Unionville.
Thursday, May 7, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Now is the time to kill toxic tall fescue,” says Craig Roberts, forage specialist.
Thursday, April 30, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.—Missouri, with a rich heritage in milk production, is primed for dairy revitalization, says a University of Missouri Extension economist.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Cattle prices remain high, though they are down from the record set last October. Beef prices, however, are still breaking records at the grocery store, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the 2015 MU Spring Ag Marketing Outlook Conference on April 22.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014PURDY, Mo.– Dairy farmer Charles Fletcher is a musician at heart. Since switching from a traditional dairy system to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, he has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music, playing harmonica with a local bluegrass group called Ozark Mountain Revival.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Dairy producers are coming off a tremendously profitable 2014, and the outlook for 2015 is promising.
Thursday, September 18, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crop prices have fallen sharply while livestock prices have reached record levels in 2014. Next year could see some moderation in livestock prices and continued low crop prices.
Monday, July 21, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– The situation for cattle producers is outstanding. That was the message University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain delivered during the 2014 Summer AgMarketing Outlook Conference.
Thursday, August 9, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Thursday, August 2, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
Thursday, November 10, 2011COLUMBIA, Mo. – Americans eat 5.6 billion pounds of turkey each year, and all those Thanksgiving meals and other turkey dinners add up to a mountain of feed for fattening out those birds.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010LINNEUS & NOVELTY, Mo. – Byproduct feeds from ethanol plants offer beef herd owners a way to supplement bad hay being baled for winter feed this year.
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