Thursday, September 22, 2016SPICKARD, Mo. – “As beef prices drop, improved genetics gain value,” Dave Patterson told Thompson Farm visitors Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016SPICKARD, Mo. – Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension beef specialists will sum up almost two decades of research at a field day, Sept. 20, at the MU Thompson Farm, Spickard.
Thursday, September 8, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?”
Wednesday, July 27, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – A good grass-growing year helps farmers who are changing from toxic tall fescue to novel-endophyte fescue, say University of Missouri forage specialists.
Friday, July 22, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – “In this heat, remove cattle from toxic tall-fescue pastures,” says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. “Get them onto nontoxic grass with shade and plenty of water.”
Monday, July 18, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
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.
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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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, 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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