Buying a Horse

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Purchasing a horse should be well planned and carefully thought out. For most people, this will be a significant investment and therefore it should not be handled in a rushed manner.

Tomato (High Tunnel) Planning Budget

Revised

Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns for producing high tunnel tomatoes in Missouri.

Beekeeping Planning Budget

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Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns when beekeeping and producing honey in Missouri.

Controlled Environment Agriculture: Hydroponic Farming

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Learn about ways to grow vegetables, fruits and related crops in indoor hydroponic systems and environmental control considerations for managing production.

Microgreens Planning Budget

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Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns from producing microgreens in Missouri.

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Hair Shedding Scores: More Than Heat Stress

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This MU Extension guide is meant to provide background information on the economic importance of hair shedding scores, introduce the hair shedding scoring system, discuss how to implement hair shedding into a selection program, and promote hair shedding as a management tool.

Management of Sheep and Goats Through Drought

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During drought, sheep and goats may have difficulty meeting their nutritional needs, which can lead to weight loss as body reserves are depleted; and most of the animals are predisposed to diseases and some die. It is therefore important to prepare animals for strategies that will help them cope and maintain body condition.

How to Reduce Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

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Heat stress in dairy cattle is one of the top causes of decreased production & fertility. Visit our site to learn How to Reduce Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2024, No. 4 (July/August)

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A newsletter for those who preserve food at home.

How to Use the Hair Shedding Scale

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Hair shedding scores represent a visual appraisal of the extent an animal has shed their winter coat. This MU Extension guide is meant to provide further detail and guidance on hair shed scoring animals.

Hair Shedding Scores: A Tool to Select Heat Tolerant Cattle

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Selecting cattle that can cope with heat stress is important for sustainable beef production. Learn about tools for breeding cattle adapted to heat stress and see a photographic guide to a hair-shedding scoring system in this MU Extension guide.

The Missouri Phosphorus Index

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The phosphorus index promotes conservation practices that reduce phosphorus loss from agricultural fields.

Feeding Poultry Litter to Beef Cattle

Reviewed

Poultry litter can be used as a feedstuff, but it presents special consumer issues. Visit our site to learn about Feeding Poultry Litter to Beef Cattle.

Adding Value to Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers Using Show-Me-Plus

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This MU Extension guide serves as a resource for producers interested in participating in Show-Me-Plus, including information on the importance of genomic testing and its ability to identify genetic variability and ultimately potential for profitability.

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

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Hummingbirds usually arrive in Missouri to nest from early to mid-April, but that can vary considerably from year to year. If you want to attract them to your property, it helps to understand their biology and behavior, and to implement habitat management practices.

Kids in the Kitchen — Level B

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Kids in the Kitchen — Level B encourages 10-12-year-olds to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. Youth participants learn to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and their family members.

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe: 2024, No. 3 (May/June)

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A newsletter for those who preserve food at home.

Home Lawn Watering Guide

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To avoid severe loss of turfgrass and to conserve water, homeowners should manage their lawns each year in anticipation of water restrictions. This guide describes that will reduce the need for irrigation while improving the competitiveness and appearance of your lawn.

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Insurance in Missouri

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

Evaluating Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Opportunities for Local Beef in Missouri

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Marketing beef direct-to-consumer is an complex business with many challenges. This guide explores common marketing options for beef producers, important considerations for direct-to-consumer marketing and the costs and returns of selling beef directly to consumers.

Spring Lamb Management Tips

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Spring lambing is a profitable production system. However, producers need to learn to deal with internal parasites and predator risk. This guide highlights management tips to ensure successful spring lambing enterprise.

On-Farm Beef Finishing Planning Budget

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Use this budget to estimate the costs and returns for producing, raising, home-finishing and commercially selling beef calves in Missouri. This budget includes both spring and fall calving herds.

Conceptos básicos de enlatado seguro en el hogar

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Conserve de forma segura las frutas y verduras frescas, así como la carne, las aves, los mariscos, las sopas y las salsas, mediante el método de enlatado adecuado: agua hirviendo, vapor o presión. Aprenda los conceptos básicos en esta guía.

Strip-Grazing Milo as a Low-Cost Winter Forage

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Explore an affordable solution for winter cattle feed by strip-grazing standing milo. This guide discusses milo production, nutritional value and the details of managing cattle while using this low-cost feed.

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