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The Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state.
This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component.
The anticipated outcomes of this program include:
Increased adoption rate by farmers in Missouri of management practices that offer potential to improve long-term reproductive efficiency of their herds and resulting profitability
Expanded working relationships among farmers, regional livestock specialists and veterinarians that will enhance information exchange and improve management of cow herds across Missouri
Improved heifer development programs through a Total Quality Management approach
Increased marketing opportunities for and added value for Missouri-raised heifers
Creation of reliable sources of quality replacement heifers in terms of genetics and management
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Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers, Inc. a non-profit organization in cooperation with
University of Missouri Extension - College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources - Division of Animal Sciences - Division of Applied Social Sciences - MU College of Veterinary Medicine - Missouri Cattlemen's Association - Missouri Department of Agriculture