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- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists urge producers to closely watch cattle grazing pastures with Johnson grass and other sorghum species.Cattle producers in several drought-stressed parts of Missouri have recently reported ...
- Published: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grazing cornstalks or drought-stricken corn can fill feed gaps during drought, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey.There are some nutritional concerns, and producers must commit to moving cattle to ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 14, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s pretty simple math: Too little grass + too many cows = too little cash.Missouri livestock producers love their cows and never want to sell them, even when grass and water dry up, says University of Missouri Extension ...
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023
The drought in Missouri has taken a toll on cool-season grasses, diminishing forage for cattle and other livestock.“Native warm-season grasses are the ideal forage for summer during the production slump of cool-season grasses due to heat, ...
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 ...
A resource on byproduct feed pricing and value from the University of Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers.
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, ...
A report that showcases opportunities to add value to the Missouri beef industry around covered feeding, meat processing and technology adaption in feed and forages.
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.
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