The following publications cover topics related to Pasture Precision Program. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Missouri Dairy Industry Revitalization Study

New

Learn more about Missouri’s dairy industry trends concerning its dairy cow inventory, farms, production, prices, production economics and processing industry and how these affect the state’s economy.

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance in Missouri

Revised

Protect your grazing or hay farming operation from drought risk. Get tips and examples for understanding how PRF insurance works and choosing a policy.

Pasture Fence Construction Budget

New

There are many different methods and materials used to construct farm fencing. Each method varies widely in cost and ease of construction. This guide focuses on some common types of fences constructed across the midwestern United States.

Dairy (Grazing) Planning Budget

Revised

Use this budget to estimate costs and returns for a 150-cow rotational grazing dairy (replacements raised on-farm) in Missouri, and see input, feed and investment needs.

Dairy Heifer Planning Budget

Revised

Use this budget to estimate costs and returns for raising dairy heifers purchased at birth, bred and sold at 24 months in Missouri, and see input and feed needs.

Dairy Grazing: Genetics of the Grazing Cow

Reviewed

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

Dairy Grazing: Growth of Pasture Plants

Reviewed

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

Dairy Grazing: Heifer Development

Revised

Heifers are the foundation of any dairy enterprise and directly affect future profitability. Learn how to manage a heifer development program to maintain a herd with farm-raised heifers and save the cost of buying replacement heifers in this guide.

Starting a 600-Cow Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy

Revised

Examine financial feasibility of starting a 600-cow intensive rotational grazing Missouri dairy using capital investment assumptions, budget and income and cash flow statements.

Starting a 300-Cow Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy

Revised

Examine costs and returns for starting a 300-cow intensive rotational grazing Missouri dairy using capital investment assumptions and financial statements.

Dairy Grazing: Economics of Pasture-Based Dairies

Reviewed

Keeping records and tracking cost and production benchmarks can help you gauge a grazing dairy's financial performance. Read about pasture dairy performance indicators in this MU Extension guide.

Starting a 150-Cow Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy

Revised

Examine costs and returns for starting a 150-cow intensive rotational grazing Missouri dairy using capital investment assumptions and financial statements.

Converting an Existing Dairy to a 75-Cow Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy

Revised

Examine financial feasibility of converting a conventional Missouri dairy into a 75-cow intensive rotational grazing dairy using the income and cash flow statements and budget.

Starting a 75-Cow Intensive Rotational Grazing Dairy

Revised

Examine financial feasibility of converting a conventional Missouri dairy into a 75-cow intensive rotational grazing dairy using the income and cash flow statements and budget.

Dairy Grazing: Keys to Building a Profitable Pasture-Based Dairy

Revised

Discover four characteristics of profitable pasture-based dairies: system design, focused investments, cost control and careful approach to financial leverage.

Dairy Grazing: Managing Pasture for Yield, Quality, Persistence and Intake

New

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

Dairy Grazing: Fence and Water Systems

New

This publication describes various fence and water systems appropriate for dairy grazing management.

Dairy Grazing: Milk Quality

New

John Middleton
Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine

Scott Poock
Extension Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine

Dairy Grazing: Pasture Establishment

New


 

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

Dairy Grazing: Reproduction

New

Dairy producers, learn about the cow’s reproductive structure and its more critical hormones, plus various ways to get cows and heifers pregnant in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Dairy Grazing: Philosophy of Pasture-Based Dairying

New

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

Dairy Grazing: Herd Health

New

Dairy grazing publication series

This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United States.

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