Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team includes, from left, Ted Probert, coach; Blake Wright; Hala Edquist; Bailey Groves; Nicolas Dotson; and Karla Deaver, coach

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging team competes at national contest

At the recent National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, the Missouri 4-H team placed fourth in Ayrshires, seventh in Brown Swiss and eighth in oral reasons. The team finished 12th overall. “The team didn’t have its best day judging but finished with some outstanding individual honors,” said Karla Deaver, team coach and University of Missouri […]

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Career Development Events results from Day 2 at Missouri FFA Convention

Among results involving area teams in the second day of career development events during the Missouri FFA Convention, Trenton FFA teams placed fifth in both ag sales and meats judging. For ag sales, Chillicothe was sixth and Gallatin eighth. For meats, Princeton was 16th. In dairy cattle judging, North Harrison of Eagleville placed fifth; Princeton […]

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Trenton FFA sending four teams to Missouri FFA Convention; Other area schools also qualify

The Trenton FFA Chapter will be represented by four contest teams at the Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia April 25th through 27th. The teams qualified for state due to their high rankings this week during the Northwest Missouri district competitions. In review, Trenton FFA had a team win first place in judging of meats and […]

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Results announced from Wednesday FFA Career Development Events competition

Trenton FFA had two top-ranked teams, Princeton and Gilman City had one in Wednesday’s Career Development Events for northwest Missouri schools. Among results from the second day of district competition, Trenton captured first place in ag sales and in meats judging. Princeton took first place in dairy cattle. Gilman City won first at district in […]

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Area FFA teams do well in judging event at Savannah

Princeton had three FFA judging teams win first place and another took second in various categories during career development events Monday in Savannah. Princeton won first place in horses, livestock, and dairy cattle; second in meats judging, and other teams finished fourth both in poultry and the FFA knowledge event.  Among other first place FFA teams […]

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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 […]