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Fall Cattlemen’s Tour & Dinner In Taney Co. Oct. 8

FORSYTH –A Fall Cattlemen’s Tour is scheduled near Taneyville on Oct. 8, according to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The Taney County Extension Center and Branson Bank are partnering to offer a program and tour starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Rick Burkhart’s farm near Taneyville, in northeastern Taney County.

The program will focus on crossbreeding, artificial insemination of heifers and pasture weed and brush control.  The Burkharts have worked hard to improve their beef herd and improve pastures so it will be a great location for this educational event.

“Weed problems in pastures have gotten progressively worse this year as a result of thin pasture stands and more timely rains, “said Schnakenberg.  “This program will come with a discussion on common weed problems and ways of improving livestock performance for the beef producer.”

Schnakenberg and Logan Wallace, livestock specialist, both with University of Missouri Extension, will be on hand for the discussion.

To get to the Rick Burkhart farm take State Highway 76 to Taneyville.  On the eastern edge of Taneyville, take Highway AA one mile north to Sims Road.  Turn right on Sims Road and go three miles to Hilltop Drive.  Turn right on Hilltop and go about ½ mile to the last house.

A dinner will begin after the tour (at about 6:30 p.m.) at Taneyville School and is hosted by Branson Bank. Participants should pre-register by calling Halley Fleming at Branson Bank (417) 334-9696 or email hfleming@ Contact the Taney County Extension Center at (417) 546-4431 for more information regarding content of the program.