GRM Youth Tour

GRM Networks announces students selected to participate in Rural Service Youth Tour to Washington, D. C.

GRM Networks has announced the two students selected to participate in the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour to Washington, D. C. in June. The students selected are Camie Vaughn from Cainsville High School and Lola Breshears from North Harrison High School of Eagleville. More than 100 high school students from the United States will […]

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Show-Me-Select spring heifer sales set at four auction barns across Missouri

Spring sales of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers are set in four auction barns across the state in April, May, and June. Spring sales offer bred replacement heifers for fall-calving herds, says Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist.  All heifers sold meet strict standards taught in MU Extension’s Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Only owners enrolled […]

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Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

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Missouri beef herd owners learn about profits and risks of sending calves to the feedlot

Missouri beef herd owners learn profits and risks of sending their calves to a feedlot. They’ve entered 50 Missouri Steer Feedouts run by the University of Missouri Extension. To cut risks in learning, they enter samples of five to 20 head, said Eldon Cole, MU Extension livestock specialist. The Missouri Steer Feedout for winter-spring born […]

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Mount Vernon man hurt in crash south of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Mount Vernon man sustained minor injuries as the result of a traffic accident three miles south of Chillicothe Tuesday morning. Seventy-seven-year-old Jon Mullins escorted a vehicle hauling an oversized load driven by 60-year-old Clyde Newman of Lorraine, Kansas on northbound U. S. 65 when they met another oversized load. Newman […]