Feed hay in the fall and save the new green grass for winter is a plan that can result in more feed for drought-stressed cow herds. University of Missouri Extension specialists urge continued feeding of hay to allow pastures to rebuild root reserves to prepare grass for strong growth next spring.
“It’s tempting to turn cows onto new fall growth when rains return after a drought,” says Rob Kallenbach, MU forage specialist.
There’s another reason to hold off, says Justin Sexten, MU beef nutritionist. Cows will need high-quality grass when winter brings wet and cold weather. The grass growing this fall can be stockpiled in pastures for winter grazing.
A revised policy requiring more specific country-of-origin labels (COOL) on meat products is moving forward but debate continues about whether the benefits of the policy outweigh the costs.
The requirement of more specific country-of-origin labels, a ruling upheld recently in US district court, could mean that more information will be available for meat consumers to make purchasing decisions, but also could lead to economic loss for the US meat industry and its trading partners.
Seven cattle operations from across the country were recognized as 2013 regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners during the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo., recently.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) this week hailed the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act, H.R. 1526, legislation to prevent the continuation of catastrophic wildfire events by improving federal forest management.
Following the success of last year’s full-sized Ford F-250 canned food sculpture, Missouri Farmers Care and our partners decided to make another Canstruction® for our booth in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair. Over 3000 cans of food, donated by Bing’s of Sedalia and constructed by Canstruction® Mid-Missouri along with Missouri Farmers Care, make up this 12 foot 10 inch tall FFA emblem. The cans will go to local food banks and the entire project is a part of our food drive efforts at the State Fair.
Remlinger Manufacturing offers the PFM Series 600 Bale Slicer to cut bales of hay, straw and silage quickly and efficiently for indoor or outdoor feeding or bedding for beef cattle and other livestock. Features four bale spears to securely carry bales from storage to feeding locations. Designed to fit skid steer loaders, with an optional 3-point hitch built to fit all category 2-3 tractors.
Thirty years ago, a custom harvester was inspired to create an organization to act as the voice for the men and women who travel the country harvesting grain crops for growers. The idea became a reality April 8, 1983 with the first organized gathering of more than 150 harvesters in Canyon, Texas. This meeting was the beginning of what is now known as U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc.