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- Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri forage producers should begin removing seed heads from tall fescue grass pastures soon to reduce toxic endophytes that thwart herd health and profits, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts says now is the time to check for ergot in the seed heads of grasses.Ergot can cause severe illness in livestock, especially cattle and horses. One early sign is ...
- Published: Monday, May 1, 2023
TRUXTON, Mo. – Strip-grazing milo (grain sorghum) is a money-saving alternative winter feed plan for cattle, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Rusty Lee.“Winter feed expenses are the killer of profits,” said Lee. ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – George Washington knew the value of a good seed: “Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind,” the founding father wrote, “for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away ...
Publication date: Jan. 27, 2023
Greg J. Bishop-HurleyPostdoctoral research associate, AgronomyRobert L. KallenbachState Forage SpecialistForages are the foundation of a successful grazing operation. Forage selection should take into account annual forage yield, plant persistence, ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2022
Ryan MilhollinAssistant ProfessorAgricultural Business and Policy ExtensionRay MasseyProfessorAgricultural Business and Policy ExtensionJoe HornerState SpecialistAgricultural Business and Policy ExtensionFigure 1. Drought risk for grazing beef or ...
Publication date: Sept. 21, 2022
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 one ...
Publication date: July 1, 2022
Eric Bailey, Beef Extension SpecialistJoe Horner, Agricultural Economics SpecialistRobert Kallenbach, Forage Production and Management SpecialistRay Massey, Agricultural Economics SpecialistCraig Roberts, Agronomy SpecialistPeter Scharf, Agronomy ...
Publication date: April 4, 2022
Robert KallenbachDepartment of AgronomyFigure 1. Losses can run as high as 50 percent if hay is not fed properly.Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more ...
Publication date: May 1, 2021
Missouri Department of ConservationMissouri Quail ForeverMFA Inc.USDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceMDC/MU Extension Native Grass GroupLearn the benefits of using native forages in your grazing operation. Adding a diversity of native ...
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.
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 Android version.
The Alliance for Grassland Renewal is a university/government/industry partnership that aims to replace toxic tall fescue grass with a tall fescue that hosts a nontoxic endophyte. This goal is pursued through education, seed quality control, ...
Estimate your winter feed costs for beef cows using this planning tool developed by Brent Carpenter and Gene Schmitz with MU Extension.
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