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Event date: May 1, 2021
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FAMACHA© scoring identifies anemia in small ruminants and allows producers to make informed deworming decisions. The five-color FAMACHA© scoring chart corresponds to a sheep or goat’s bottom eyelid color to indicate the level of anemia. The ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Poison hemlock, a poisonous plant that can cause death in livestock, is especially toxic in spring, says Gatlin Bunton, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy.It can also cause birth defects in the offspring ...
- Published: Thursday, March 12, 2020
TRUXTON, Mo. – Milo planted for grazing cuts winter feed bills by half and keeps nutrients on the farm, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension agronomist.Nutrients stay on the land when cattle and sheep recycle manure by stomping it into ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Goats are curious animals and their gregarious social skills and healthy appetites know no boundaries, or fences.However, new types of fences make it easier for goat owners to dissuade their “don’t fence me in” bleating, ...
- Published: Friday, June 7, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There’s a new guard dog in town. And it’s more likely to bray than bark.A growing number of sheep and goat farmers are using donkeys to keep predators at bay, says Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, small-ruminant specialist at ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
p>This meat goat budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 doe, winter kidding flock (December and January) with kids marketed between 50 to 60 pounds in April. This management system takes advantage of seasonally high ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
The meat goat budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 doe, spring kidding flock (March and April) with kids marketed between 50 to 60 pounds in July/August. This management system takes advantage of spring forage ...
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: Dec. 1, 1996
A constant supply of clean fresh water is essential to an efficient livestock operation. A system providing water that is neither too cold in winter nor too warm in summer will promote increased consumption and result in better animal performance.The ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 1995
Livestock judging consists of carefully analyzing animals and measuring them against a standard that is commonly accepted as being ideal. Livestock judging also has been defined as a study of the relationship between an animal's form and ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
Sound feeding practices and good housing facilities result in optimum growth and high milk production and contribute to the good health and comfort of dairy goats.Feeding the dairy goatWhen feeding dairy goats, keep these objectives in mind:Feed a ...
A budgeting tool to estimate economic costs and returns of a 50 doe, winter kidding flock (December and January) with kids marketed between 50 to 60 pounds in April.
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