Missouri livestock symposium

Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held virtually this year

The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held virtually this year. “Industry Discussion on Current Issues in the Cattle Business” will be the topic of the first Zoom event on December 10th at 7 o’clock. Three cattle industry professionals will be featured during the first Zoom session. They are University of Missouri Associate Extension Professor of […]

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Applications open for Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Award for an individual who has made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in Northeast Missouri and/or beyond. The applications are open to Northeast Missouri counties, including Linn, Putnam, Sullivan, Adair, Macon, and Schuyler. Eligible applicants can be livestock producers, […]

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 […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

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Livestock Person of the Year applications due May 1, 2019

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year award. Applications are open to residents from the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution […]

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Mercer County native wins Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

A Mercer County native has won the Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium. University of Missouri Extension writer Duane Dailey of Columbia received the award, which honors an educator making significant contributions to agriculture in northeastern Missouri. Dailey says he “taught through the media” for 57 years and writes science stories […]

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 […]

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Audio: Mercer County native and Milan rancher to be honored at Missouri Livestock Symposium

A Mercer County native and a Milan rancher will be honored during the Missouri Livestock Symposium this weekend in Kirksville. University of Missouri Extension Specialist Valerie Tate of Linn County talks about recognition for Duane Dailey of Columbia and Oscar Mensa of Milan.     The Kirksville Middle School is the location for the Missouri […]

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Estate planning, marketing and fences are topics to be covered at Kirksville Livestock Symposium

Farmers face tough questions every day and will find answers for marketing and estate planning at the Kirksville Livestock Symposium, Nov. 30 and Dec 1. The Symposium farm management sessions give cutting-edge help, says Garry L. Mathes, event chair. Leading off Saturday sessions will be estate planning with speaker Connie Haden of Haden and Associates […]

Featured Equine Expert Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight to be featured equine expert at Missouri Livestock Symposium

Horse owners will learn about health care as well as behavior and tack tips at the Missouri Livestock Symposium November 30 and December 1, 2018. Internationally recognized horse trainer Julie Goodnight of Poncha Springs, Colorado, headlines the Equine section this year with three talks aimed at making better and safer horse owners. Her topics include, […]

Farm, Family and ME Ag event for women

Farm, Family & ME! event for women in ag set for Sept. 13-14 in Jefferson City

Gov. Mike Parson will be among the speakers at the Farm, Family & ME! Summit for Women Sept. 13-14 at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters in Jefferson City. University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Karisha Devlin says the two-day event offers women in agriculture an opportunity to hear from top-notch speakers and entrepreneurs. In […]

Cattle at Sale

Don’t plan to sell high-price calves anytime soon, says MU economist

“Don’t look in the rearview mirror,” a University of Missouri Extension economist told cattle producers at the Kirksville Livestock Symposium. Scott Brown said record-setting high cattle prices are not likely to occur again soon. “The beef outlook approaches a new near-normal trend.” On the commodity price trend lines, Brown knocked out prices from the last […]

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Missouri Livestock Symposium to present Paris, Mo man with lifetime achievement award

The Missouri Livestock Symposium is proud to announce that Mr. Charles Rosenkrans of Paris, Missouri will be awarded the 2016 Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville, MO on Friday evening, December 2, 2016. The award is presented yearly to an agriculture educator who has made a significant contribution […]