Tuesday, June 7, 2016PALMYRA, Mo. – Average price for 146 replacement beef heifers was $1,977 in the Show-Me-Select sale at F&T Livestock Market, Palmyra, June 4.
Friday, June 3, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers call it a “preg check.” Veterinarians call it “pregnancy diagnosis.” Either way, knowing a cow is with calf becomes step one for making money in a dairy herd.
Monday, May 23, 2016CARTHAGE, Mo. – Quality beef heifers showed price strength in the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, Friday, May 20. The 291 bred heifers averaged $2,236 at Joplin Regional Stockyards.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers averaged $2,427 with a top price of $3,500 at the spring sale at Fruitland (Mo.) Livestock Auction, Saturday, May 7.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Legumes make good additions to livestock pastures, up to a point. Too much can cause “slobbers.”
Thursday, May 5, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Genetics of beef cattle vary by region across the United States. Those differences develop over time as beef herds evolve in local environments.
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Monday, April 18, 2016FARMINGTON, Mo. – Prices stayed strong this year for beef heifers at the Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer sale, Farmington Auction Market, April 15.
Friday, April 1, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the end of the day, beef farmer Darrel Franson asked fellow farmers at the school if they knew the difference between the three kinds of fescue.
Monday, March 21, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nitrogen makes grass grow. Spreading fertility produces more pounds of forage, which cows convert to protein: beef and milk.
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Monday, February 29, 2016FORSYTH, Mo. – Beef calves born early in the calving season are worth more. Ranch records show those economics. Research from the University of Missouri Thompson Farm shows how to get more calves born early in the season.
Friday, February 12, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 6 drew 38 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Shane Potter, MU Extension 4-H youth development specialist.
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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.
Thursday, August 2, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
Thursday, June 28, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.
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