University of Missouri agricultural economists predict a mixed bag of cattle, diary and crop prices in 2013.
MU Beef Nutritionist Justin Sexten helps producers extend forage supplies through the winter
For the second year in a row, Missouri farmers endured a significant drought, stressing crops, impacting yields and limiting forage supplies for livestock producers. Justin Sexten, beef nutritionist in CAFNR’s Division of Animal Sciences, partnered with the Missouri Corn Merchandizing Council, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Mississippi Lime to demonstrate how to improve digestibility of [...]
Study examines winter feeding strategies to improve pastures
John Lory is in the business of moving and managing nutrients. Lory, an extension associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at MU, is exploring three winter feeding strategies to evaluate the best way to use manure from cattle to fertilize the pasture for the following season. Lory said winter feeding practices vary, but [...]
First hire in strategic initiative is in plant and animal sciences
The first hire of the Mizzou Advantage program is now in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Heat-stress app helps producers reduce livestock losses
Livestock researchers at College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are developing a smartphone app enabling cattle producers to more conveniently and reliably monitor livestock conditions in relation to local temperature and humidity levels.
CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy
The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.