Tuesday, May 12, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – First-cutting of hay from fescue fields fizzled after a promising start, say University of Missouri forage specialists.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Now is the time to kill toxic tall fescue,” says Craig Roberts, forage specialist.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – April showers that drive corn farmers crazy make better grass, and hay, for livestock farmers.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Cattle prices remain high, though they are down from the record set last October. Beef prices, however, are still breaking records at the grocery store, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the 2015 MU Spring Ag Marketing Outlook Conference on April 22.
Thursday, March 12, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Consumers see more meat on their plates when farmers respond to higher livestock prices.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. – There have been a lot of changes at Jennings Premium Meats since it opened for business in 1954. One recent change is what customers are buying.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo. – Good beef prices give herd owners a chance to upgrade pastures to remove toxic fescue.
Monday, February 2, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– A long-running labor dispute has created a big backup of products moving through West Coast ports. Stacks of shipping containers sit at the ports and many ships are anchored offshore waiting to unload their cargo.
Monday, January 12, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crop prices have fallen sharply while livestock prices have reached record levels in 2014. Next year could see some moderation in livestock prices and continued low crop prices.
Monday, July 21, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo.– The situation for cattle producers is outstanding. That was the message University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain delivered during the 2014 Summer AgMarketing Outlook Conference.
Monday, April 7, 2014COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef producers faced calving challenges this winter due to historic cold weather. Producers and veterinarians reported that some cows simply lay down and gave up this winter when it came time to calve.
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Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
Thursday, August 2, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
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