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- 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: 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NEW LONDON, Mo.– Spring is here, but parts of Missouri still aren’t through with winter weather.A University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist notes that snow makes it harder for animals to find available forage, and cold weather ...
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: May 1, 2022
To access and purchase local meat, consumers have choices. One option is to buy a live animal from a livestock producer and have that animal processed at a custom-exempt, state-inspected or federally inspected facility. Rather than purchase a whole ...
Publication date: April 15, 2022
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: Oct. 1, 2021
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, 2021
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: 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 ...
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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