Dairy Cattle

MU dairy first to use new breeding system in grazing herd

Early breeding allows lactating cows to be put on grass at peak quality and quantity when the nutritional need of cows is highest. Researchers at the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center near Columbia are the first to use the Double Ovsynch timed artificial insemination (AI) protocol with a grazing dairy herd. This year […]

Large bale of hay

Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

Economic Development

Trenton Economic Development Committee collaborates with North Central Missouri Development Alliance

The Trenton Economic Development Committee discussed projects with the North Central Missouri Development Alliance Wednesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports various ideas were shared about how to attract new businesses and help existing businesses. He says areas of possible development included Downtown Trenton, the Eastgate Shopping Center, the former Shopko building, the area around […]