The Director of Agriculture has received a petition from the Missouri Beef Industry Council Board of Directors to conduct a referendum of Missouri cattle producers, pursuant to section 275.352 RSMo as amended, to establish a $1.00 per head state beef checkoff assessment.
One thing you can’t complain about as a farmer is the view. Whether it’s the sun setting over a freshly cut hay meadow or watching a whitetail buck dart across a field when he is spooked from a resting spot, there is a lot of beauty in the rural setting.
“Making the best better” has been the motto for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members. This year, MFA’s feed products marketing manager Janice Spears was among those whose lifelong dedication to 4-H was recognized. She was inducted to the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 15, 2015
Times have changed, not long ago it was common to read about the uncertainty of weaning and pre-conditioning practices on the ranch. Back then the cost of gain for that process was pretty close to the value of the added weight. Man, have times changed!
As tempting as it might be to contemplate the wonderfulness of turning horses out on grass- a bit of caution and restraint is warranted. Spring grazing should be introduced slowly. If the grazing is deferred until the pasture is 6-8 inches in height- the outcomes for both the horse and pasture are improved.
The MFA PowerCalf program is a whole herd approach to raising healthy, high-quality calves that perform well in the feedyard and are profitable on the rail.
Almost 800 retailers and representatives of the agriculture industry gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana this past December for a conference about the hot topics in Agriculture today. The Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of agricultural retailers and distributors across the United States on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry.
A few conversations over the last couple of weeks have lead me to discover that there is some confusion about colostrum supplements and replacers. One particular conversation that spurred this brief update asked "What's the difference?"
MFA Incorporated today announced the appointment of Ernie Verslues to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the cooperative, effective March 1, 2015. Verslues has 27 years of cooperative business experience at MFA, from Corporate Tax Manager, to Regional Manager, to Senior Vice President of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer.
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