Mercer County Health Department to hold flu shot clinics

The Mercer County Health Department in Princeton will hold flu shot clinics, by appointment, on September 21st and 28th from 2 to 4 o’clock. Participants are asked to arrive at their appointment times and stay inside their vehicles. Health department staff will bring shots to participants, so COVID-19 precautions can be maintained. It will also […]

Missouri State Fair Sheep Pavilion

Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

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Hy-Vee announces temporary store changes across its eight-state region

Hy-Vee has announced that due to evolving concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), it is adapting the ways in which it serves customers to ensure they receive the products they need while keeping customers, employees, and communities healthy and safe. STORE HOURS: Starting Wednesday, March 18, Hy-Vee stores will close at 8 p.m. Until further notice, Hy-Vee’s […]

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Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 route in southeast Missouri

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri in 2020. The upcoming sixth annual five-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington, and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on June 1 in Poplar […]

Cattle at Sale

Prices of bred heifers rise $100 at second Show-Me-Select sale

Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers averaged $1,891 at Fruitland on May 3rd during the second of four spring sales.  This price topped last year by $100, said Erin Larimore, sale coordinator and University of Missouri Extension regional specialist, Jackson. The 117 heifers came from 16 herd owners in the MU program that improves beef herd replacements.  The […]

Cattle in ring at sale

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 […]

Cow and cattle herd

Drought cuts pasture growth; farmers face culling cow herds

In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.  Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. Under drought stress, identifying those cows becomes urgent. The first cut is […]

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Street work tops list of topics at meeting of Gallatin Board of Aldermen

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted a server and installation bid and approved an ordinance regarding electric refinancing at its meeting Monday evening. The accepted server and server installation bid was from Green Hills Communications for $9,750. Harland Technology Services also bid at a price of $13,558.08. The board approved an ordinance authorizing Gallatin to […]