Recent Submissions

  • Water source development for forage irrigation systems 

    Zulovich, Joseph; Broz, Bob; Milhollin, Ryan (2013)
  • Universal ear notching system for pigs 

    Rea, John C. (University of Missouri Extension, 1986)
    Purebred swine breeders are required to ear notch pigs to be eligible for registration in their respective swine breed associations. There are several different ear notching systems in use which tend to be confusing not ...
  • Hoop structures for Missouri swine finishing facilities 

    Fangman, Thomas J.; Zulovich, Joseph M. (University of Missouri Extension, 1999)
    Many Missouri pork producers are looking for lower-cost structures in which to raise pigs. The search for low-cost animal housing has created a great interest in so-called hoop structures, or hoop shelters, as facilities ...
  • Vitamin requirements of swine 

    Rea, John C.; Veum, Trygve L. (University of Missouri Extension, 1990)
    Vitamins are essential nutrients for swine. The trend toward complete confinement swine production, however, has focused more attention on the need to supplement practical rations with adequate dietary sources of vitamins. ...
  • Terminal and rotaterminal crossbreeding systems for pork producers 

    Bates, Ronald O. (University of Missouri Extension, 1995)
    Crossbreeding is a widely established management practice among commercial pork producers. Over the years, the industry has used rotational crossbreeding programs extensively. Rotational programs are relatively easy to ...
  • Swine pregnancy checking by ultrasonic sound 

    Alexander, Maurice A. (University of Missouri Extension, 1990)
    Ultrasonic sound waves of 2 or 2.5 megahertz can pass through living tissue. These sound waves are painless to the animals and have no harmful aftereffects to a fetus. Ultrasonic sound waves will not travel through air; ...
  • Home slaughtering and processing of beef 

    Alexander, Maurice; Stringer, William C; Hedrick, Harold B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1989)
    A beef animal selected for slaughter should be healthy and in thrifty condition. Keep the animal off feed 24 hours before slaughter, but provide free access to water. Don't run or excite the animal prior to slaughter because ...
  • Evaluating the contract swine finishing opportunity 

    Boessen, Christian R. (University of Missouri Extension, 2005)
    Increasing numbers of farmers, aspiring farmers and rural landowners are considering a contract hog finishing enterprise as a way to enter agriculture or to expand or diversify their current operation. This publication is ...
  • Growth stimulants (implants) 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1990)
    Implants increase the weaning weight of suckling calves and increase the rate and efficiency of gain of cattle fed growing and finishing rations.
  • Heifers vs. steers in the feedlot 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Acid preservatives for high-moisture grains 

    Sewell, Homer B.; Hein, Norlin A. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Urea supplements for beef cattle 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1983)
  • Salt to limit intake of protein and grain supplements 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Cattle grazing stalk fields and winter range or young cattle that are being fed grain on summer pastures eat too much protein supplements and grain if they are fed these items free choice. Mixing salt with the concentrates ...
  • Wheat for beef cattle rations 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
    Wheat often is a cheaper source of nutrients for beef rations than corn or other grains
  • Creep feeding beef calves 

    Lalman, David L. (University of Missouri Extension, 1996)
    Creep feeding is the feeding of concentrates to suckling calves to supplement their mothers� milk. Creep-fed calves usually are heavier and may be fatter at weaning. Milk provides the nutrients suckling calves need until ...
  • High-moisture grain for beef cattle 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1991)
    Some Missouri farmers are harvesting and storing high-moisture corn or milo for cattle rations. This practice has a number of agronomic advantages that are appealing to farmer-feeders who produce their own grain. Also, ...
  • Using net energy to formulate beef cattle rations 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1988)
    Feed energy measures are used to estimate the energy required for a specific animal at various performance levels and to evaluate feeds to supply this energy. The most frequently used measures of feed energy are � total ...
  • Whole-shelled corn rations for beef cattle 

    Sewell, Homer B. (University of Missouri Extension, 1993)
  • Management considerations in beef heifer development 

    Patterson, David J.; Herring, William O.; Kerley, Monty S. (University of Missouri Extension, 2002)
    Because decisions about selecting and managing replacement beef heifers can affect the future productivity of an entire cowherd, programs to develop breeding heifers have focused on the physiological processes that influence ...
  • Pelvic measurements and calving difficulty 

    Patterson, David J.; Herring, William O. (University of Missouri Extension, 2005)
    Although researchers agree that birth weight is the most important measurable trait affecting calving difficulty, there is evidence that the size and shape of the pelvis also affect a heifer�s ability to calve.

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