Cows a a fair

Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]

Management Intensive Grazing School to be held at Greenley Research Center

A Management Intensive Grazing (MIG) School is scheduled for August 22-23, 2019 at the Greenley Research Center, Novelty, MO. The two-day school will provide opportunities for in-depth discussions and field exercises covering both agronomic and livestock topics related to grazing and livestock production on pastures. Topics include pasture species selection and management, fencing and watering […]

Chillicothe sophomore attends Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum

A Chillicothe High School sophomore attended the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership in Practice Student Forum. Chillicothe High School professional staff and the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce nominated Carter Allen to attend, and the Chamber sponsored him. Allen was among more than 110 youth selected from schools in the state to participate […]

Cow and cattle herd

Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]

Pemberton Cattle

Rotational grazing benefits cattle herd

Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]

emPowerU Campus

Heartland Foundation hosts emPowerU Open House

Heartland Foundation will celebrate the transformation of emPowerU with an open house on May 29, 2019. Join Heartland Foundation on May 29 from 4-6 p.m. to tour the renovated emPowerU Central area and enjoy refreshments. Guests will be the first to see the redesigned collaboratories, experience virtual reality stations and will be the first to […]