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Event date: Nov. 3, 2020
Event time: | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Major meat packers are starting to require fed cattle suppliers to be BQA certified. In this class, producers learn industry standards on low stress cattle handling, record keeping, antibiotics, and more to become certified. Cost to attend is free, ...
Event date: Nov. 9, 2020 - Nov. 11, 2020
Registration has been filled.Participants will learn the basics of the estrus cycle, estrus synchronization , and how to artificially inseminate cattle through classroom and hands-on instruction.Contact Jenna Monnig at the Mercer County Extension ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
FRUITLAND, Mo. – The June 5 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale in Fruitland saw a large turnout of Tier Two heifers, according to sale coordinator and University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Erin Larimore.Buyer interest ran strong ...
- Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new estrus synchronization protocol evaluated at the University of Missouri greatly improves heat response and pregnancy rates to fixed-time AI in beef cows.MU Extension beef reproduction specialist Jordan Thomas says results from ...
- Published: Monday, June 1, 2020
PALMYRA, Mo. – The Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale at Palmyra’s F&T Livestock Auction May 30 saw a large turnout and active bidding on most lots, according to University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Daniel ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
KINGSVILLE, Mo. – The Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale at Kingsville Livestock Auction May 16 saw a large turnout and active bidding on most lots, according to University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist David Hoffman.The 151 heifers ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
Researchers at the University of Missouri recently evaluated a new protocol for synchronization of estrus among postpartum beef cows. This protocol was found to be highly effective both for cows receiving embryo transfer (ET) and cows receiving ...
Publication date: July 11, 2019
Summary: Why are EPDs imprecise for young animals? How can genomics be used to track the random shuffle of genes?Even though expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been used by the beef industry for more than 40 years, many misconceptions still ...
Publication date: June 16, 2019
Estrus synchronization of beef cows and heifers is simple and easy, due to extensive research efforts at the University of Missouri and other institutions. Several protocols and other resources have been developed to allow beef producers to ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
How much advantage for a particular trait do superior animals transmit to their offspring? Heritability estimates help us answer this important question. This publication explains the meaning of heritability estimates, how they are calculated and ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Various mating schemes of animals are classified under two broad categories — inbreeding and outbreeding. Classification depends on the closeness of the biological relationship between mates. Within each category, a wide variation in intensity of ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2018
Photo by Shawn Dunagan, Montana Stockgrowers AssociationJ.M. Thomas, Division of Animal Science, University of MissouriB.E. Bishop, Division of Animal Science; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of MissouriJ.M. Abel, Division of Animal ...
Dr. Jordan Thomas talks about considerations when keeping heifer calves as potential replacements. Learn how to have better reproductive success long term -- ultimately making for a much more productive cow in your herd.
Every step in the cow estrus synchronization process is critical if you want the best results! Take a couple of minutes to make sure you are administering GnRH correctly as explained in this YouTube video with Katy Stoecklein.
Scott Poock, DVM of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine discusses the reproductive tract score system, a valuable tool to assess your heifer development program in this YouTube video.
Prostaglandin F2a (PG) is a critical part of most estrus synchronization protocols. Jaclyn Ketchum from the MU's Division of Animal Sciences goes over considerations relating to administering prostaglandin products in this YouTube video.
For many beef producers, the biggest challenge to carrying out an AI program is facilities. Anita Ellis, MU Extension Field Specialist - Livestock, shares how a portable breeding barn can help in this YouTube video.
Meet the experts
- David Patterson CHANCELLOR'S PROFESSOR View Profile
- Scott Poock ASSOCIATE EXTENSION PROFESSOR, EXTENSION VET MED View Profile
- Amie Schleicher FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Kendra Graham FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Patrick Davis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Anita Ellis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Brenda Schreck COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK AND 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- James Humphrey FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Jenna Monnig FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Jordan Thomas Assistant Extension Professor View Profile
- Shawn Deering FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile