It might surprise you to find me writing about monarch butterflies in this space. But I am. There has been a significant decline in the monarch population over the past few years. It is easy to point fingers to others, but it is time to admit that a shrinking habitat is likely the cause of monarch decline.
As we move into colder, winter months it is wise to remind ourselves and our livestock customers to remember and actively practice the principles of good biosecurity.
Proper choice and use of adjuvants helps crop protectants to their job.
Livestock operations can benefit from foresight in nutrient management plans
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.
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