Cattle Grazing

University of Missouri Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers

The University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to learn to manage herds better to make them healthier and more profitable. Registration deadline is July 15. Tour stops include: • Neosho Valley […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

Beef producers workshop to be held in Trenton

An informational workshop for beef producers is scheduled in Trenton June 7th, with the Barton Farm Campus hosting visiting livestock specialists and educators from two universities.  The workshop is expected to focus on topics such as marketing, economic analysis, and risk management in the cattle-raising business. Representing the University of Wyoming are Bridger Feuz who is […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Hands Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR classes available to area communities

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Grundy County Emergency Medical Services are offering free hands-only CPR training to the community. Saint Luke’s Health System Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson says hands-only CPR is an easy to learn, life-saving technique that provides individuals with the knowledge and ability to act quickly in the event […]

MOASK IRC Missouri Ag Skills and Knowledge Industry Recognized Credential

High School students in agriculture education courses receive technical skills certificates

High school students enrolled in agriculture education courses have the unique opportunity to go beyond the classroom and learn real-world applications in a number of disciplines. Whether it is in agricultural mechanics, livestock evaluation, or a dozen other areas of learning, the Missouri Agricultural Skills and Knowledge Assessment Industry Recognized Credential (MOASK IRC) program recognizes […]

Trenton, Missouri Middle School

Trenton Middle School recognizes students at awards ceremony

Trenton Middle School recognized one female and one male student from fifth through eighth grade for demonstrating academic success, citizenship, and character education at awards ceremonies Friday morning. Students receiving the Top Dawg award included fifth-graders Traeh Swank and Mason Rongey, sixth graders Jena Harris and Cade Claycomb, seventh graders Eliana Cowling and Levi Johnson, […]

Burger with Meat and Cheese

Misssouri Legislature passes bill that would bar companies from labeling fake meat as the real deal

The Missouri Legislature has endorsed a massive agriculture bill that would include putting restrictions on the way imitation meat products can be marketed. During House debate, Olivette Democrat Tracy McCreery and Martinsburg Republican Jay Houghton had a lengthy exchange about making manufacturers use different labeling if their meat does not come from a cow, turkey, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires several during executive session

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepted a resignation and made several hires in an executive session Tuesday evening. The board accepted the resignation of eighth through 10th-grade counselor Brooklyn Stevens and the board hired Marissa Cowan as a sixth-grade math teacher. Connor Cotton and Shantel Cooper were employed as substitutes. The board hired summer […]

Thompson Farm Beef Field Day

Thompson Farm field day, Sept. 21, looks at profitable beef cow herds

Making profits from beef herds will be taught Sept. 21 at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm field day near Spickard, Mo. Genetics, breeding, feeding, and selling improve profits, say MU Extension specialists. “For a change, the program will be in the evening,” says Rod Geisert, superintendent, Columbia. Sign-in opens at 3:30 p.m. and is […]

Cattle

Improved breeding for quality beef can gain top prices for herd owners

Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection. Scott Brown, a University of Missouri livestock economist, told that option at the MU Thompson Farm field day Tuesday, Sept. 20. He asked the farmers present if any were using risk management. No hands went […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Cows’ summer heat stress increases when grazing toxic fescue pastures

The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri. Good growth for most grasses won’t be good for toxic tall fescue pastures, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. “Keep your eyes open,” Roberts tells cow herd owners. “The rapid grass growth […]