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Beef Farmers Learn From 50 Feedouts

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri beef herd owners learn profits and risks of sending their calves to a feedlot. They’ve entered 50 Missouri Steer Feedouts run by University of Missouri Extension. To cut risks in learning, they enter samples of five to 20 head, said Eldon Cole, MU Extension livestock specialist. The Missouri Steer Feedout for…

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Red Book for Cattlemen Available at County Extension Offices

Get your Red Book Now MT. VERNON, Mo. — The versatile, shirt-pocket sized, beef field record book is now available at many University of Missouri Extension Centers. The price is variable depending on delivery charges. Generally, the base price is $6 per Redbook when picked up at extension centers. The record book was introduced to…

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Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO – Fri. Nov 9, 2018, MO Dept. of Ag, USDA Market News Ava- Douglas County Livestock Auction Feeder Cattle Auction for 11/08/18 Receipts:  1496    Last Week:  788    Year Ago:  1591 Compared to a light test last week, steer and heifer calves steady to 5.00 higher. Yearlings not well tested.  Slaughter…

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Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale is Nov. 16 at Joplin Stockyards

MT. VERNON, Mo. – Does this scenario fit you? The dry summer forced you to sell cows. Then the rains of August and September sparked unbelievable growth of fescue and crabgrass, and now you need to buy a few replacements. If that is the case, consider looking for those replacements at the Show-Me-Select bred heifer…

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Fall and Winter Grazing Options Following Drought

GALENA, Mo. — The 2018 extended drought in southwest Missouri has left pastures and hayfields with few forages left at the end of summer according to Tim Schnakenberg, field specialist in agronomy with University of Missouri Extension. “Livestock producers are scrambling to offset the cost of high priced hay by ensuring that forages are growing…

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Buying Bulls 1973 vs. 2018: All-Breed Bull Sale Oct. 29

This is the 92nd sale sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association along with the University of Missouri Extension.  MT. VERNON, Mo. — Another Southwest Missouri All-Breed Bull Sale has been scheduled. This will be the 92nd sale sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association in conjunction with University of Missouri…

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Managed Pastures Pay Dollar Returns Using Skills Learned in Grazing Schools

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pastures grow green for farmers. When managed well, pastures add dollars to farms. University of Missouri economists report an added output of $125 million per year from using skills taught for management-intensive grazing (MiG) at grazing schools. “That’s annual impact, not cumulative,” says Craig Roberts, MU Extension forage specialist. Payoffs come in…

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Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO – Fri. Oct. 19, 2018, MO Dept. of Ag, USDA Market News Ava- Douglas County Livestock Auction Feeder Cattle Auction for 10/18/18 Receipts:  1549    Last Week:  1190    Year Ago:  1537 Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves 3.00 to mostly 5.00 lower, except some front-end steer calves under 500…

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Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO – Fri. Oct. 5, 2018, MO Dept. of Ag, USDA Market News Ava- Douglas County Livestock Auction Feeder Cattle Auction for 10/04/2018 Receipts: 1196   Week Ago: 1393 Year Ago: 1539 Compared to last week , Feeder steers steady to 6.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 4.00 higher. Demand good. Supply moderate,…

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In Drought, Byproduct Feeds Help Cow Herds on Short Pastures, Hay

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before. This drought has more feed grains available at possibly lower prices, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri beef…

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