Missouri livestock symposium

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 […]

Duane Daily From Mercer County

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 […]

Missouri livestock symposium

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 […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium

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 […]

Missouri livestock symposium

Owners of sheep, goats share topics at Livestock Symposium in Kirksville

Sheep owners and meat goat owners have their own sections in the Missouri Livestock Symposium, December 1 and 2 in Kirksville. But, they also gain from topics in forages and stock dog tracks. Concurrent sessions, from beekeeping to horses, run all day Saturday, Dec. 2, says Garry Mathes, chair of the planning committee. Lead speaker, Ray […]

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 […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium

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 […]