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Using Annuals to Supplement Perennial Forages

From April Wilson, Resource Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service The drought that started last fall and consumed hay supplies has livestock producers worried about fall and winter forages. Thin pastures have folks considering using winter annuals to supplement predominately cool-season grass fields. Thankfully the rains have started falling again and fall forage is looking more…

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Warm Season Grass Tour Aug. 30 Near Pottersville

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Warm season grasses are a good way to mitigate drought, provide good quality forage, and offer wildlife habitat. A warm season grass tour will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the McKee Farm near Pottersville for producers who want to discuss this issue. To…

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Mo. Beef Farmers Learn Genetic Science Guides

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Science to develop Show-Me-Select replacement heifers keeps growing. Cattlemen learned the latest in an Aug. 16 “Beef ReproGene” meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Howell County. MU reproduction and genetics specialists gave updates before and after dinner. Dave Patterson, who started the MU Show-Me-Select program 22 years ago,…

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