Monday, November 23, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. Buyers ignored recent slipping prices in the cattle markets to keep on bidding at the Show-Me-Select Heifer sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards, Nov. 20.
Thursday, November 19, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – As risk managers, cattle producers lag behind corn growers. That is, if a show of hands by producers means anything.
Thursday, October 15, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – When corn was $7 a bushel, a lot of farmers converted pasture from grass to row crops. Now, with crop prices much lower and pasture values on the rise, many of those farmers are thinking about putting those acres back into grass.
Monday, September 21, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cattle expansion may boost pasture values but move beef prices lower.
Thursday, September 17, 2015SPICKARD, Mo. – It has happened before, but always surprises. The biggest, best-looking beef cows had the worst genetic scores.
Friday, August 7, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fungus-infected wheat not bought by grain elevators at harvest may have use as seed for cover crop to protect soil over winter.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Now is the time to kill toxic tall fescue,” says Craig Roberts, forage specialist.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
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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.
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