The Ozarks New Energy Conference

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Ozarks farmers looking to use their land and byproducts more productively: This conference is for you.  Join the discussion on the future of energy here in southwest Missouri at the Ozarks New Energy Conference Feb. 22-23 in Springfield, Mo. Nationally recognized biomass researchers and experts, University and extension specialists, government officials and private business leaders will speak on biomass as an alternative energy source

Respecting Your Animals

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Males of about any species tend to be more aggressive than females. This comment by Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, focused on factors involved in maintaining safe conditions when working around farm animals.

Hi-Lo Sorting

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Sorting cattle helps eliminate outliers in a pen, but the extra effort may be rewarded by higher quality grades, too.
A study by Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) shows the more sorts the better the grades in most cases.

Synching Estrous Cycles

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Long breeding and calving seasons can mean extra time and labor costs for producers, but by synchronizing cows’ estrous, a producer can spend less time observing natural heats and subsequent breeding as well as reduce the time needed to observe calving 283 days later.

Benefits of Sheep and Goats

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Farmers and stockmen know that there are many different choices of livestock they can raise on their farm or ranch, ranging from big to small to feathered to furry.

Benefits of Branding

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Branding of cattle has been around for centuries. Some think that it originally started to establish ownership of animals during the rise of Egyptian society. According to Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension Specialist in Lawrence County, in the United States it became widespread in the early 1800s on large ranches in the west and was practiced to maintain owner identity of cattle that grazed on open range and government land.

Proper Dead Animal Disposal

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Knowing how to deal with a carcass after the death of livestock animals is crucial for the cleanliness, sanitation and environmental health of the region.

Pest Control for Newborn Calves

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Controlling flies can give fall-born calves a favorable start Fall calving season is right around the corner, and with the drought creating hot, dry conditions,...

The Pros and Cons of Creep Feeding

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There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to creep feed What’s creep feeding and is it right for your operation? Creep feeding simply...

New Life to Old Poultry Houses

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All livestock markets alter production practices through the years. One such change in the poultry industry is that large poultry houses that 20, 30 or 40 years ago were in full swing are now abandoned because of new standards that required new buildings to house the birds.

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