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 […]

Solid Waste Collection Event

Solid waste collection event to be held in Braymer for Caldwell County residents

Caldwell County residents may dispose of special waste items banned from landfills during a solid waste collection event next month. The collection will be held at the Braymer City Barn at 810 North Murray Street September 8th from 9 o’clock to noon. Items accepted for a fee will include clean tires, appliances, computer-related items, copy […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

A detailed listing of laws that take effect in Missouri on August, 28, 2018

Below is a synopsis of some of the new legislation the Missouri General Assembly recently enacted that is related to crime and motor vehicles. The listed legislation has been signed into law. Unless otherwise noted, these laws went into effect August 28, 2018. The public needs to be aware of several of these new laws […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

Beef Heifers

Missouri beef farmers learn genetic science guides

Science to develop Show-Me-Select replacement heifers keeps growing. Cattlemen learned the latest in an Aug. 16 “Beef ReproGene” meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center in Howell County. MU reproduction and genetics specialists gave updates before and after dinner. Dave Patterson, who started the MU Show-Me-Select program 22 years ago, led with a refresher. […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Sale of Champions at Missouri State Fair sets records for Youth in Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, on Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $195,350 – the largest amount ever raised in the history of the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Mackenzie […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Chillicothe resident shows Reserve Grand Champion at Missouri State Fair

A Chillicothe resident, Connor Keithley, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Missouri State Fair. The market barrow, weighing 281 pounds, is among the animals to be offered during the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions which is scheduled for Saturday, August 18. Proceeds from the annual sale benefit both the winning exhibitors […]

McDonalds Sign

Missouri beef industry could be impacted by antibiotics phaseout

Health advocates want McDonald’s to phase out the use of beef and pork grown with medically important antibiotics, and that’s something that could impact Missouri’s beef industry.  The Show Me State ranks sixth in the country for the number of cattle, and if the fast food chain agrees to the request, Shelby Luce, national campaign […]

Missouri State Fair 2018

Audio: 2018 Missouri State Fair opens Thursday in Sedalia

(Missourinet) – Thousands of people are expected to travel Thursday to west-central Missouri’s Sedalia for the opening of the 2018 State Fair. Governor Mike Parson is expected to speak at Thursday’s noon opening ceremony, on the fairgrounds. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says one of the biggest changes involves SIX nights of fireworks, which are being […]

Farm Tractor land

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, […]

Beef Heifers

Drought continues as beef farmers plan on fall rains to make winter pasture

Stunted, stemmy pastures unable to support grazing cattle have potential and farmers are dependin on fall rains to bring fall regrowth, says University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist Craig Roberts. Cool-season grass growth always slumps in summer. Fescue goes dormant. This year, the slump dives deep with lack of rain and too much heat. In […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

Dicamba

Volatility in Dicamba remains controversial

Of all the factors that led to the off-target movement of dicamba in 2017, volatility remains the most controversial. Older formulations, such as Banvel and Clarity, have long been known to volatilize when sprayed under certain environmental conditions. Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were all marketed as dicamba formulations substantially lower in volatility than previous formulations. […]

Share The Harvest

Missourians donate almost 300,000 pounds of venison to MDC’s “Share the Harvest” program

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. This season’s total of 289,292 pounds of […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reporting sex offender moving from Arkansas to Livingston County

The Livingston County Sheriff is reporting that a registered sex offender has moved from the state of Arkansas to Livingston County. Joseph Orville Lawson is reporting an address of 9803 LIV 229, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Lawson is described as a white male, five feet, eight inches tall, weighing one hundred thirty-five pounds. He has brown […]