Beef cattle feeding
Best practices for raising cattle
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Event date: Oct. 28, 2021
Event time: | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Topics:Winter cattle nutrition and reproductive management considerationsSpring vs Fall Calving Workshop is free.Register online using the registration link or contact the Vernon County MU Extension Center at (417) 448-2560 before the registration ...
Event date: Nov. 1, 2021
Event time: | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An evening informational program will be held in Texas County for beef cattle producers.A number of topics will be presented providing producers with timely information on how to prepare their cow herds for winter and success in the coming year. ...
Event date: Nov. 11, 2021
Event time: | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The November town hall will feature MU Extension state beef cattle reproduction specialist Jordan Thomas discussing the show me select replacement heifer development program. This town hall will be done live via ZOOM and YouTube. Upon registration ...
Event date: Oct. 26, 2021
Event time: | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cook Station, MO
What are the common causes of suboptimal reproductive performance in a cow-calf system? How do we manage this system proactively and holistically for continuous improvementNew in fall 2021, University of Missouri Extension is launching a workshop ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Weaning at home reduces stress and improves profit in calves, says University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey.Unfortunately, more than 55% of calves are weaned on the trailer on the way to the sale barn, ...
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
Mt. Vernon, MO – Entries are now accepted for the next Missouri Steer Feedout. The entry deadline is October 10 with November 2 the actual weighin date.An entry consists of at least five head or more of steers born after January 1, 2021. We prefer ...
- Published: Monday, July 26, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grow now and graze later to get the most out of tall fescue pastures.Winter stockpiling cool-season grasses carries cow-calf operations through the winter, the costliest time to feed cattle, says University of Missouri Extension ...
- Published: Monday, June 14, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Stocker cattle make up just 12 percent of the 4.25 million head currently part of the beef industry in Missouri. But these cattle could add as much as $78 million to Missouri’s economy, according to the Missouri Beef Value-Added ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2021
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: Sept. 1, 2021
Figure 1. Drought risk for grazing beef or dairy cattle may be partially mitigated with PRF insurance.Forage and livestock producers can buy insurance to mitigate forage production risk (Figure 1). Pasture, rangeland, forage (PRF) insurance was ...
Publication date: May 1, 2021
Learn the benefits of using native forages in your grazing operation. Adding a diversity of native warm-season grasses as a component to a grazing system that already features cool-season grasses creates a forage system that allows livestock ...
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: 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
Beef cattle require a number of dietary mineral elements for normal bodily maintenance, growth, and reproduction. Minerals that are required in relatively large amounts are called major or macro elements. Those needed in small amounts are classified ...
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Learn the procedures for this year’s Missouri Steer Feedout, an educational program through which cattle producers learn about the genetics and management of calves, gain experience feeding cattle, and more.
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.
Estimate your winter feed costs for beef cows using this planning tool developed by Brent Carpenter and Gene Schmitz with MU Extension.
Meet the experts
- Brenda Schreck COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK AND 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Amie Schleicher FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Andrew McCorkill FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Anita Ellis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Gene Schmitz FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- James Humphrey FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Jenna Monnig FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Kendra Graham FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Patrick Davis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Shawn Deering FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Valerie Tate FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile