Cattle in ring at sale

Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]

Beth Snow

North Central Missouri College announces Beth Snow as Outstanding Apprenticeship Student

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, NCMC has named Beth Snow, an apprenticeship student from Missouri Star Quilt Company from Hamilton, Missouri, as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Apprenticeship Student. Beth is taking courses at NCMC through Missouri Star Quilt Company to develop her leadership skills, and learn more about how the organization works. After […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]