Missouri Department of Agriculture

Missouri Department of Agriculture accepting nominations for annual awards through December 7th

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the Missouri Agriculture Awards. As part of the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in January, the Missouri Agriculture Awards will honor six individuals that strive to innovate their farm or ranch, give back to their communities, commit to land stewardship or stand as a great example […]

Dog and Cat (Pet License Photo)

2019 animal licenses now available at Trenton City Hall

The Trenton Police Department advises that the 2019 animal licenses are now available at Trenton City Hall. All animals in the City of Trenton are required to have an annual animal license purchased for them. Owners of animals must have a certificate from a duly licensed veterinarian that the animal has been inoculated for rabies and pay a fee […]

CAFO

MU Extension produces short videos on CAFOs

The University of Missouri Extension recently rolled out an educational program to give the public science-based information about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, otherwise known as CAFOs. The program includes a webpage and a series of five-minute videos, says Teng Lim, MU Extension agricultural engineer. “MU Extension faculty often respond to great, but similar, questions in rural […]

Beef Heifers

Beef Producers Seminar to be held in Stanberry

Management and recovery of drought will be discussed during the Beef Producers Seminar in Stanberry during the month of November. Registration begins at the Parish Hall of the Saint Peter Catholic Church on the evening of November 8th at 5 o’clock with the seminar beginning at 6:30. State Extension Beef Nutritionist Eric Bailey will talk […]

Bulls in farm lot

Show-Me-Select rules require genetically tested bull EPDs

New sire selection rules for Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers improve reliable calving-ease genetics. “Bulls used in the heifer program will carry DNA-tested EPDs (expected progeny differences),” said Jared Decker, University of Missouri Extension geneticist.  The rules going into effect Feb. 1, 2019, were set by the SMS governing board of farmers. “DNA tests add reliability to EPDs […]

North American Bison Registry Committee

Stewartsville native named Chairman of North American Bison Registry Committee

A Stewartsville native was recently named the chairman of the North American Bison Registry Committee. National Bison Association President Dick Gehring of Moundridge, Kansas appointed Connor Elliott to the position. A news release reports Elliott assumed the position after former chairman Gerald Parsons of Stafford, Oklahoma announced he would step down as chairman but remain […]