Show-Me-Select Heifer Catalog Available
The 2014 SMS Heifer Sale Catalog (PDF format) can now be viewed! The North Central / Northwest Bred Heifer Sale will be held on Saturday, December 21st, at the Green City Livestock Market at Green City MO. The sale starts at 1 p.m. and will feature 200 mostly Angus and Angus Cross heifers.
Program Requirements for these heifers include:
Heifers have met minimum standards for reproductive soundness, pelvic size, body condition and weight and are free of blemishes.
Heifers have been bred to bulls meeting strict calving ease/birth weight EPD requirements.
A strict immunization program has been followed including official Brucellosis calfhood vaccination and a negative test prior to the sale.
Heifers will calve from late January to May 1. Many have been synchronized and will calve in a short time period.
All heifers are tested & negative for BVD-PI.
Pesticide Applicator Training
Do you need your pesticide applicator license? More and more pesticides are becoming restricted each year. Call the Sullivan County Extension Center at 660-265-4541 to set up a time to watch the CD. It takes approximately 3 hours. You will need to purchase the book for $12 and your license is good for 5 years. Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money.
Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements. “We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said. “Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or underapplication, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment. ”Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost is $15 per sample. Soil testing publications
2014 Red Book Ordered In Sullivan County
The popular Red Book for beef cattle and pasture management is now available. The Red Book is an accepted method of record keeping by the National Cattle and Beef Association. In addition, the book provides information on scoring cattle, gestation and Beef Quality Assurance National Guidelines. The supply is limited. Call the Sullivan County Extension Center to receive your Red Book for 2014 at 660-265-4541 or send an email to: email@example.com. The cost is $5 per book.