Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Holiday Greenery

Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In days of old, people rarely brought holiday greenery into the home before Christmas Eve, Trinklein says. Doing so was considered bad luck for the coming year. […]