Livestock Show

Jamesport Junior Livestock Show results announced

Officials have announced the results of the Jamesport Junior Livestock Show for 2021. Sheep: Grand Champion Ram: Bo Meeker Reserve Champion Ram: none Grand Champion Ewe: Cole Hartschen Reserve Champion Ewe: Harlee Beck Grand Champion Market Lamb: Harlee Beck Reserve Champion Market Lamb: Cole Hartschen Jr Showmanship: Cole Hartschen Reserve Jr. Showmanship: Hadlie Beck Sr. […]

Show Me Select Heifer Replacement Sale

Buyers show confidence at Show-Me-Select heifer sales

Spring Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sales saw heavy interest and strong prices, says Erin Larimore, Show-Me-Select sales coordinator, and University of Missouri Extension specialist. Larimore says beef herd owners continue to seek out SMS heifers to buy guaranteed-pregnant heifers with proven genetics. “There was excellent demand, as shown by the strength of prices in the spring […]

Show Me Select Heifer Replacement Sale

Show-Me-Select registration deadline is February 15th

Enrollment for the Show-Me-Select Heifer Replacement Program ends February 15, 2021. Show-Me-Select helps Missouri producers raise and market high-quality beef replacement females, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Kendra Graham. The educational program uses the latest research on health, nutrition, genetics, and reproductive science.  “Now is the time to enroll in the program for […]

Cow and calf in a field (cattle)

Evaluate your calving distribution this spring

Record calf birthdates this calving season to track calving distribution. “Evaluating a calving distribution takes very little time but can provide valuable insight into reproductive performance and productivity of the herd,” says University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Craig Payne. Calving distribution is often expressed as the percentage of calves born at 21-day intervals since 21 […]

Cattle at Sale

Strong bred heifer demand at Kirksville Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale

At the recent Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 135 heifers averaged $1,952. Despite the current volatility in the cattle market, buyers were willing to invest in the future, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. “I had a feeling the demand was out there but wasn’t quite sure how all the outside factors would affect the market […]

County Fair

Premium Livestock Sale at North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generates over $46,000

Last evening’s (Aug 2nd) premium livestock sale at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generated $46,180 to be shared by 22 exhibitors from Grundy county. That’s an estimated six thousand dollars more than last years’ premium sale. The organizer of the sale, Kristi Urich, reported five businesses were buyers with some 40 other bidders adding on […]

Measuring a cow's weight

University Missouri Extension pilots beef record-keeping project

The University of Missouri Extension began a three-year project in March to help beef producers improve whole-herd record-keeping. MU Extension specialists in Columbia, Albany, and Savannah worked with three northwestern Missouri producers to record and compare whole-herd production data, said livestock specialist Shawn Deering. By comparing individual and herd data to regional and national standards, […]

Livestock Show

Daviess County Junior Livestock show officials announce winners in beef judging, rabbit and poultry competition

In beef judging at the Daviess County Junior Livestock show on Saturday, Cutler Epperson exhibited the Grand Champion bull, Nathan Meek had the Reserve Champion bull, Lilly Stedum showed the Grand Champion Heifer, and Abby Burton exhibited the Reserve Champion heifer. Ashley Knibb had the Grand Champion market animal. Kimber Woodworth showed the Reserve Champion […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

Cattle Grazing

MU Extension livestock specialist to be in Trenton each month to answer questions

Beginning January 27th, MU Extension livestock specialist, Jenna Monnig, will be at the Grundy County Extension office in Trenton to answer those who have questions about livestock. Monnig will be available on the last Monday of each month from 9 to 12 and from 1 to 4 o’clock. The Grundy County Extension Office is in […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Livestock symposium in Kirksville to feature speakers to help farmers gain cow-herd profits

Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. Now they’ll tell about feeding and breeding cows […]