Dairy Cows

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 […]

Missouri Sheep Producers

Missouri Sheep Producers to host workshop in Spickard

The Missouri Sheep Producers will host a free educational workshop for sheep owners and anyone interested in owning sheep. Field Day will be at the Spickard Elementary School Saturday from 9 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon with speakers hosting presentations on research projects. Contact Missouri Sheep Producers Treasurer Kevin Minish […]

CCMH staff and Auxiliary volunteers stationed at the check-in table of the Health Fair & Family Fun Night.

Carroll County Community Hospital celebrates Hospital Week

Carroll County Memorial Hospital holds several events in celebrating Hospital Week each May. Hospital Week was recognized May 6-12, this year. CCMH chose a theme of “Players in Healthcare,” based off popular board games, for the series of events. The first event that took place was the Monopoly 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5, sponsored […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested in Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 spring youth […]