Beef cattle feeding
Best practices for raising cattle
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Event date: April 23, 2021
Event time: | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
West Plains, MO
Join Sarah Kenyon, Ph.D., field specialist in agronomy and Elizabeth Picking, field specialist in livestock for an informative one hour seminar. Sarah will discuss Spring Weed Control and Grazing Native Warm Season Grass. Elizabeth will discuss ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, April 8, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cows need to conceive and calve early to earn their keep.University of Missouri Extension beef cow-calf specialist Jordan Thomas says managing for a short or even an “ultra-short” calving season should determine which cows get ...
- Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon are starting their third year of studying if beef producers can improve profits through a “double” calf stocking and grazing plan.The study ...
- Published: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
STOCKTON, Mo.- Add legumes to grazing pastures to improve cattle performance and forage production, says University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist Patrick Davis.Frost-seed clovers and lespedeza now, Davis says. They grow well ...
- Published: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Forage yield and quality improve when legumes are frost-seeded at the right time, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.Frost seeding, a method of broadcasting seeds over snow- or frost-covered ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2020
This budget presents information useful to Missouri beef farmers. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for beef farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to customize this budget to fit their operation. This is ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
This manual is designed to acquaint readers with the principles on which successful grazing management is based. This manual brings together a group of researchers, educators and producers with broad experience in land management and forage/livestock ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Forage and livestock producers in Missouri can buy insurance to mitigate forage production risk. Pasture, rangeland, forage (PRF) insurance was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and has been available ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
The extreme drought of 2018 in the Midwest region has forced livestock producers to be concerned with drought effects such as high levels of nitrates in forage and drought-damaged crops for silage and baleage. Many producers are now searching for ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
Some Missouri farmers are harvesting and storing high-moisture corn or milo for cattle rations. This practice has a number of agronomic advantages that are appealing to farmer-feeders who produce their own grain. Also, high-moisture processing ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
The way cattle are handled shortly before loading, during hauling, and the first two weeks in the feedlot has a great influence on the overall performance of feedlot cattle. There is no one program that will give best results for all feeder cattle, ...
ID Weeds allows you to search for weeds by their common or Latin name, view a list of weeds, or identify weeds based on characteristics. It presents weed details and photos. By the MU Division of Plant Sciences, this is the iPhone and iPad version.
Estimate your winter feed costs for beef cows using this planning tool developed by Brent Carpenter and Gene Schmitz with MU Extension.
MU Extension State Specialist Kevin Bradley addresses the question of whether treating pastures for weeds is advantageous. Cattle grazing preferences were monitored with GPS-tracking collars. The preference for herbicide-treated pastures was clear.
A resource on byproduct feed pricing and value from the University of Missouri.
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