Thursday, May 16, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Don’t delay making hay,” says Rob Kallenbach, University of Missouri Extension.
Friday, May 10, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – After a long, slow start, pasture grass just needs more time and warm weather.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– Despite neutral supply and demand in dairy markets, the outlook is bullish, said an economist at the University of Missouri Extension Spring Ag Marketing Outlook Conference.
Thursday, March 28, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–During the drought of 2012, producers with disappearing forage were seeking options to feed livestock.
Monday, March 25, 2013LINNEUS, Mo. – Kentucky 31 tall fescue covers the ground well and resists insects, drought and overgrazing. But this most widely used pasture grass in Missouri has a flaw. “Common fescue is toxic to livestock,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013NEW LONDON, Mo.– Spring is here, but parts of Missouri still aren’t through with winter weather.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–A new USDA animal disease traceability rule requires that livestock animals be officially identified before they are moved across state lines.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.– Missouri’s dairy product manufacturing and production industry revenues translated into annual statewide economic output worth $7.7 billion, contributing more than $2 billion to the state’s gross domestic product, and directly and indirectly supporting more than 23,000 jobs, according to a study by the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture (CA) Program.
Friday, March 8, 2013WASHINGTON – The pounds of meat produced in the United States will drop in 2013 for the second time in five years. That includes beef, pork, chicken and turkey, according to a report given to Congress today.
Thursday, February 28, 2013WASHINGTON – Dairy producers will seek a new safety net when farm bill discussions restart in Congress, said a University of Missouri dairy economist at the recent USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum. Current proposals look more like insurance than price programs of the past.
Thursday, February 21, 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Livestock and dairy producers can’t afford to ignore what goes on in the rest of the world, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri livestock and dairy economist.
Thursday, February 7, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo. – Facing drought-reduced feed and low profits, Missouri dairy producers maintained their milk cow numbers in 2012, according to a USDA cattle inventory.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – To survive, dairy farmers must think risk management.
Friday, January 25, 2013SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For dairy farmers, feed costs will be the big driver on profits in 2013, says a University of Missouri dairy economist.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–Missouri dairy farmers should see steady milk prices with increased profitability in the second half of 2013. That was the message a University of Missouri Extension dairy economist delivered at the Jan. 17 AgMarketing Outlook Conference.
Thursday, January 17, 2013COLUMBIA, Mo.–Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In the prolonged summer drought, farmers noticed that grass stayed green longer in their hayfields than in their pastures.
Thursday, September 6, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-affected farmers forced to buy hay from out of state can take steps to avoid introducing red imported fire ants to their farms.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new tool to help cattle producers reduce heat-related losses soon will be as close as the nearest smartphone.
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