Beef cattle feeding
Best practices for raising cattle
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Event date: Oct. 9, 2020 - Oct. 10, 2020
Jefferson City, MO
Classroom and Hands-on Practice of beef cattle insemination and methodology as well as synchronization techniques and basic reproductive anatomy. October 9, 2020 - 12:30pm to 8:00pmOctober 10, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pmSpace is limited and a minimum of ...
Event date: Sept. 22, 2020 - Oct. 6, 2020
This online workshop series will spread over 3 days and discuss the management of cattle through the fall and winter.The series will begin on September 22nd at 7:00 p. m. with the evening workshop titled "General Winter Cattle Feeding Management." ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Aug. 28, 2020
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Weigh, test and sample hay before buying or selling, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. Beef producers rely on good-quality hay to boost profits. “Unfortunately, our hay production is not ...
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Start stockpiling fescue mid-August for healthier and more profitable cattle, says University of Missouri Extension forage specialist Craig Roberts. Stockpiling fescue saves time and money by reducing the need to feed hay. Fescue, ...
- Published: Thursday, July 30, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought increases the chance of nitrate poisoning and prussic acid poisoning. High concentrations in plants and water can harm or even kill animals. High nitrate, mostly concentrated in grass stems, causes quick death, says ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sunn hemp’s vigorous growth makes it a great complement to cool-season forages, says Harley Naumann, University of Missouri forage physiologist. Naumann’s six-year research shows that the quick-growing summer annual provides a ...
Publication date: July 1, 2020
This manual is designed to acquaint readers with the principles on which successful grazing management is based. This manual brings together a group of researchers, educators and producers with broad experience in land management and forage/livestock ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2019
This budget presents information useful to Missouri beef farmers. The production practices used to develop these cost estimates are common for beef farms in Missouri. Farmers are encouraged to customize this budget to fit their operation. This is ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Forage and livestock producers in Missouri can buy insurance to mitigate forage production risk. Pasture, rangeland, forage (PRF) insurance was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and has been available ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
The extreme drought of 2018 in the Midwest region has forced livestock producers to be concerned with drought effects such as high levels of nitrates in forage and drought-damaged crops for silage and baleage. Many producers are now searching for ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
The way cattle are handled shortly before loading, during hauling, and the first two weeks in the feedlot has a great influence on the overall performance of feedlot cattle. There is no one program that will give best results for all feeder cattle, ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
Beef cattle require a number of dietary mineral elements for normal bodily maintenance, growth, and reproduction. Minerals that are required in relatively large amounts are called major or macro elements. Those needed in small amounts are classified ...
A resource on byproduct feed pricing and value from the University of Missouri.
The Alliance for Grassland Renewal is a university/government/industry partnership that aims to replace toxic tall fescue grass with a tall fescue that hosts a nontoxic endophyte. This goal is pursued through education, seed quality control, ...
Ideas suggested over the years by farmers, feed dealers, researchers, extension staff, etc. as practices they’ve seen or heard about that helped alleviate the severity of fescue toxicosis in beef cattle.
ID Weeds allows you to search for weeds by their common or Latin name, view a list of weeds, or identify weeds based on characteristics. It presents weed details and photos. By the MU Division of Plant Sciences, this is the iPhone and iPad version.
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