Missouri Department of Conservation changes November 14-15 mandatory CWD sampling to voluntary

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it has changed its mandatory sampling requirements for chronic wasting disease to voluntary sampling in 30 counties during the opening weekend of this year’s November firearms portion of deer season. The change was prompted by ongoing cases and public-health concerns in Missouri regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The change will […]

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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, […]

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Additional results from rabbit show at Daviess County Junior Livestock Show in Gallatin

In additional results from the Daviess County Junior Livestock Show held at Gallatin, 22 exhibitors entered 102 rabbits in the competition. Winning the honor of having the grand champion rabbit was Savannah Twyman. The reserve champion was shown by Teagen Clark. And for within Daviess county, the champion rabbit was entered by Robyn Snuffer. Showmanship […]

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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 […]

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Results of swine show announced at Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Show

Results have been announced from Thursday, July 9th’s Daviess County Junior Livestock Show Swine Show in Gallatin. The champion boar belonged to Wade Horton, and the reserve champion belonged to Grady Rains. Mary Rodenberg had the champion gilt, and Alex Heussner had the reserve champion. Morgan Bottcher had the grand champion barrow, and Kala Piatt […]

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Daviess County Junior Livestock Show officials announce results of goat and sheep shows

The results have been released from Friday, July 10th’s Goat Show at the Daviess County Junior Livestock Show in Gallatin. Brenna Whitlow had the champion buck, and Miriam Cook had the reserve champion. The champion doe belonged to Gabriel Derks, and the reserve champion belonged to Samuel Derks. Coy Honeycutt was named Herdsman. The champion […]

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Graves, Hartzler ask for further clarity on CDC meatpacker safety guidelines

Congressman Sam Graves, along with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within Department of Health and Human Services and Loren Sweatt, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor, demanding further clarification on […]

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Audio: Chief Vet National Pork Producers says ” Good progress on African Swine Fever plans, more to be done”

The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, says the U.S. has made good progress in preparing for a potential outbreak of African swine fever.  “We are a lot better off than we were two years ago,” Wagstrom says. “I believe because of our high biosecurity herds that, even if we […]