Thursday, October 20, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri dairy farmers can receive updates on how to produce quality milk at a free Nov. 2 event at University of Missouri Foremost Dairy Research Center west of Columbia.
Thursday, October 20, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women farmers from beef, dairy, swine and sheep operations can learn ways to work safer and make more money at the annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture event in Columbia.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016CONWAY, Mo. – Like many dairy farmers, Lloyd and Jane Gunter are retirement-age. Jane is a retired home economics teacher and her husband has run Gunter Farms since 1963.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Proven replacement heifers build genetics in beef herds. They increase future calf value from the herd.
Friday, September 30, 2016UNIONVILLE, Mo. – The latest USDA cash rental survey shows decreasing rental rates in some areas of Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen.
Thursday, September 22, 2016SPICKARD, Mo. – “As beef prices drop, improved genetics gain value,” Dave Patterson told Thompson Farm visitors Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016SPICKARD, Mo. – Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection.
Thursday, September 15, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Registration is now open for the annual Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture program, Nov. 4-5 in Columbia.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – An improved online tool gives information from many sources on land tracts.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension beef specialists will sum up almost two decades of research at a field day, Sept. 20, at the MU Thompson Farm, Spickard.
Thursday, September 8, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?”
Thursday, September 1, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – A tender, tasty pork chop begins long before it hits the grill.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – A good grass-growing year helps farmers who are changing from toxic tall fescue to novel-endophyte fescue, say University of Missouri forage specialists.
Monday, July 18, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
Thursday, May 5, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Genetics of beef cattle vary by region across the United States. Those differences develop over time as beef herds evolve in local environments.
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Friday, April 1, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the end of the day, beef farmer Darrel Franson asked fellow farmers at the school if they knew the difference between the three kinds of fescue.
Thursday, March 10, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The next 10 years could be difficult for farmers. That was the message of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) annual baseline report delivered to Congress on March 10.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important.
Monday, February 29, 2016FORSYTH, Mo. – Beef calves born early in the calving season are worth more. Ranch records show those economics. Research from the University of Missouri Thompson Farm shows how to get more calves born early in the season.
Friday, February 12, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 6 drew 38 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Shane Potter, MU Extension 4-H youth development specialist.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
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.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Thursday, August 2, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
Thursday, June 28, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.
Thursday, November 10, 2011COLUMBIA, Mo. – Americans eat 5.6 billion pounds of turkey each year, and all those Thanksgiving meals and other turkey dinners add up to a mountain of feed for fattening out those birds.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010LINNEUS & NOVELTY, Mo. – Byproduct feeds from ethanol plants offer beef herd owners a way to supplement bad hay being baled for winter feed this year.