Cattle

In drought, byproduct feeds help cow herds on short pastures, hay

In the 2018 drought forages for cow herds are short. Without rain, pastures didn’t grow and stored hay for winter feeding fell short. But feed options are at hand that were not available before. This drought has more feed grains available at possibly lower prices, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri beef economist.  Missourians hard hit […]

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NCMC and North Central Missouri Psychological Services partner to offer services

North Central Missouri College and North Central Missouri Psychological Services are working together to provide psychological assessment services on the NCMC campus and in the local community. All services are provided by a licensed psychologist and are available to NCMC students, schools, and members of the community. The partnership was designed to address the shortage […]

Forage Systems Research Center

Forage Systems Research Center to feature drought-related presentations

The drought-like conditions in northcentral Missouri have raised numerous questions among farmers and producers, especially in terms of winter feeding options for their own herds. The Forage Systems Research Center will feature several drought-related presentations during its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Center in Linneus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

silage

Chopped corn silage offers better control for beef producers

Farmers are looking to drought-stressed corn for silage and balage to stretch limited hay supplies. Chopped corn silage offers beef producers better options than balage, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz.  Silage allows better control of the amount of high-energy feed for wintering cattle, Schmitz says. Balage offers less flexibility and control […]

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Small grain crops seeded this fall replace dry pastures for cow herds

Seeding winter annual small grain offers fall grazing for beef cow herds short on grass and hay. “Lots of calls are coming in,” said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. He offers encouraging words and cautions.  Interest grew as some local USDA Farm Service Agency offices offer added drought disaster assistance. Drilling wheat, […]

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State Emergency Management Agency training to take place in area communities

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs has shared a list of upcoming State Emergency Management Agency training that will soon take place. Courses in the area include an eight-hour Hazmat IQ Training to explain a response tool that incorporates a series of job aids called Smart Charts, which enable responders to handle an incident […]

Tariff

Grundy County Extension to host public forum on tariffs

Grundy County Extension will host an agriculture economist from the University of Missouri at a free public forum about new tariffs later this month. Director of Strategic Partnerships for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Doctor Scott Brown will discuss the latest tariffs implemented by China and Mexico and their […]

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Farm Service Agency to hold “Dealing with Drought” at Hundley-Whaley Center in Albany

Updates regarding drought from the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be covered during a program at the Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery Center in Albany next week. “Dealing with Drought” will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 in the evening. Topics for the program will include drought status, Livestock Forage Program […]