Beef cattle feeding
Best practices for raising cattle
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Event date: March 3, 2023
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Attendees will have several opportunities to visit with the vendors at the trade show also. Speakers will cover topics including the beef market outlook, toxic weeds and pasture spraying, vaccination programs, how to extend your grazing year and ...
Event date: March 14, 2023
Event time: | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This conference is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization to cattle producers in SW Missouri.Speakers and topics include: Dr. Harley Naumann, MU Associate ...
Event date: March 17, 2023
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cattle Producers will learn how cattle are graded by Missouri Department of Agriculture and what goes into grading. Marketing calves and adding value to cull cows will also be discussed. Register online or call the Maries County Extension ...
Event date: March 22, 2023 - March 23, 2023
Come learn the ins and outs of feeding cattle in Missouri. We will cover nutrition and health management, the performance of calves fed by MU and harvested locally and the economics of feeding cattle in Missouri. During the two day event, ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Add legumes to fescue and other cool-season pastures at the right time to add pounds and profits to cattle.The right time is when pastures are frozen and snow-covered, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist ...
- Published: Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Extremely cold weather is forecast for the days before Christmas, putting cattle at risk. Temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit are predicted, with the wind chill factor much lower in many parts of Missouri this week.As ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought continues to plague growers and livestock producers in parts of Missouri, especially in the southwest corner of the state, raising concerns about feed availability.“It’s a perfect storm of high fertilizer prices, reduced ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
GALENA, Mo. – “If there was ever a year to focus on stockpiled tall fescue, this is it,” says Tim Schnakenberg, University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist in Galena.The 2022 drought in southern Missouri has been significant, with ...
Publication date: Jan. 27, 2023
Forages are the foundation of a successful grazing operation. Forage selection should take into account annual forage yield, plant persistence, long-term persistence, long-term sustainability, and cost per unit produced. Forages and Weeds of Pastures ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2022
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: 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
Drought often changes the composition of forages. Issues such as nitrate accumulation and reduced nutritive value often cause problems for farmers using drought-damaged forages. Many producers are now searching for alternative feeding options for ...
Publication date: April 4, 2022
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 than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. Hay is expensive because:It requires a large ...
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 ...
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 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, ...
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
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