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Event date: Dec. 16, 2019
Event time: | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Informational meeting to learn about the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer program and enroll new producers in the NW region. Producers will discuss a startup heifer sale for the NW region. Registration : Registration appreciated for meal headcount. ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Average price for bred heifers was $1,767 in the third Show-Me-Select fall sale. It was the biggest of six sales so far. Ten consignors offered 231 head at Kingsville (Mo.) Livestock Auction, Nov. 30. AI-bred heifers averaged ...
- Published: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new sale for Show-Me-Select heifers can start in northwestern Missouri. But first, area cow-calf farmers must join to produce and sell the quality beef replacements. Jenna Monnig, University of Missouri Extension livestock ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 25, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Consignments were down but bidding was up at the Show-Me-Select bred heifer sale at Kirksville, Nov. 22. Average on 110 replacement heifers was $1,811, with a top of $2,350. The fifth sale at Kirksville had the biggest crowd yet, ...
- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension ...
Publication date: July 11, 2019
Summary: Why are EPDs imprecise for young animals? How can genomics be used to track the random shuffle of genes?Even though expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been used by the beef industry for more than 40 years, many misconceptions still ...
Publication date: June 16, 2019
Estrus synchronization of beef cows and heifers is simple and easy, due to extensive research efforts at the University of Missouri and other institutions. Several protocols and other resources have been developed to allow beef producers to ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Various mating schemes of animals are classified under two broad categories — inbreeding and outbreeding. Classification depends on the closeness of the biological relationship between mates. Within each category, a wide variation in intensity of ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
How much advantage for a particular trait do superior animals transmit to their offspring? Heritability estimates help us answer this important question. This publication explains the meaning of heritability estimates, how they are calculated and ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2018
Photo by Shawn Dunagan, Montana Stockgrowers AssociationJ.M. Thomas, Division of Animal Science, University of MissouriB.E. Bishop, Division of Animal Science; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of MissouriJ.M. Abel, Division of Animal ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2005
The beef cattle industry has long awaited the development of genetic tests to assist producers in breeding selection and management and to improve the marketability of cattle. Currently, there are only a handful of genetic tests commercially ...
Every step in the cow estrus synchronization process is critical if you want the best results! Take a couple of minutes to make sure you are administering GnRH correctly as explained in this YouTube video with Katy Stoecklein.
Using an estrus detection aid can improve the accuracy of your estrus detection program or determine which cattle have expressed estrus before timed AI. Dr. Jordan Thomas talks about using Estrotect Breeding Indicators in this YouTube video.
Prostaglandin F2a (PG) is a critical part of most estrus synchronization protocols. Jaclyn Ketchum from the MU's Division of Animal Sciences goes over considerations relating to administering prostaglandin products in this YouTube video.
For many beef producers, the biggest challenge to carrying out an AI program is facilities. Anita Ellis, MU Extension Field Specialist - Livestock, shares how a portable breeding barn can help in this YouTube video.
Take two minutes to view this YouTube video with Rachael Bonacker to make sure you're handling CIDRs correctly -- every step in the cow's estrus synchronization process is critical.
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- Amie Schleicher FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Brenda Schreck COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK AND 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- James Humphrey FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Jenna Monnig FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
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- Kendra Graham FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Patrick Davis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
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