Annual beef field day at MU South Farm Sept. 15

Beef herd owners will hear several ways to capture more value from their feeder calves during a field day, Sept. 15, at the University of Missouri South Farm.

“The second annual day will feature beef research and Extension programs at the Beef Research and Teaching Farm,” said Bob Weaber, MU Extension beef specialist. The farm is off Highway 63, south of Columbia, Mo.

Keynote speakers at noon include Mike John, manager of MFA Health Track and past president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. John, a rancher from Huntsville, Mo., will give a “Beef Industry Update.”

In addition to speakers, there will be continuous demonstrations at the beef barns. Topics include feed-intake research, use of co-product feeds, use of timed artificial insemination and stockpiled fescue grazing. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Demonstrations start at 9 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m.

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