Thursday, November 30, 2017

KOMA Beef Cattle Conference in Springfield, Mo. on January 16th; Preregister by January 12th

Stockton, Mo. – The KOMA Beef Cattle Conference begins at 4 p.m., January 16, 2018, at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, Mo.

The KOMA (4 – State) Beef Cattle Conference is a joint effort by the Extension Services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas.  It is designed to provide the latest information on beef cattle production, marketing, economics, nutrition and forage utilization. 

Presenters and presentations at the meeting include:
  • Dr. David Lalman, Professor – Harrington Chair Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Oklahoma State University, will be discussing “matching genetic potential to forage resources”
  • Dr. Jared Decker, Assistant Professor of Beef Genetics Extension and Computational Genomics at the University of Missouri – Columbia, will be discussing “genetics for cow efficiency and profit”
  • Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri – Columbia Associate Extension Professor Veterinary Medicine, will be discussing “current thinking on parasite control in cattle”


The evening meal will be catered by Mingles in Springfield, Mo.

“That same evening, agriculture businesses that have supported the event will have booths set up. Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve your beef cattle operation,” said Dr. Patrick Davis, county program director for Cedar County Extension.

The cost of the event for those who pre-register and pay prior to January 12, 2018, is $20 per person. No refunds if cancellation after the registration date.  Mail payments to the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 113 South Street, Stockton, Mo. 65785. Payment at the door will cost $30 per person.


To register or for details on this event, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276 – 3313 or send an email to davismp@missouri.edu.  Also contact the office immediately if you need accommodations because of a disability, need to relay emergency medical information or need special arrangements if the building is evacuated.

Monday, November 27, 2017

eBEEF announces webinar series

eBEEF is partnering with National Cattlemen's Beef Association to present a series of webinars in 2018. Please mark your calendars and watch for more information!

January 18, 2018 "Fake News: EPDs Don't Work", Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam and Dr. Matthew Spangler

February 22, 2018 "Show me the money! Are there EPDs for profit?", Dr. Darrh Bullock and Dr. Jared Decker

March 22, 2018 "The 4 S's of crossbreeding: simple, structured, successful, and sustainable", Dr. Robert Weaber and Dr. Megan Rolf

April 19, 2018 "Putting the tools to use: buying your next bull", the eBEEF team

These webinars will include opportunities for audience participation and will be an engaging series.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Show-Me-Plus™ Heifers to Sell in Fruitland, MO

On December 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Fruitland Livestock Auction, 80 bred heifers will be available for sale in the Southeast Missouri Show-Me-Select™ Replacement Heifer Sale. Seven of these heifers are Show-Me-Plus™ heifers. A Show-Me-Plus™ heifer is a registered or commercial heifer that has genomic predictions. For a registered heifer, this means she has GE-EPDs. For commercial heifers, it means she has been tested with a DNA panel providing genomic predictions.

The following lots contain Show-Me-Plus™ heifers.


Glen Birk Farms

1036 Co. Rd 341
Jackson, MO 63755
573-243-4874

12 Angus Heifers

  • 7 Registered Angus
  • 5 Commercial Angus
  • 4 Show-Me-Plus
Registered heifers:
  • 1 is sired by KM Broken Bow 002, AI bred to Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36, bull calf due 2/8/18. This heifer qualifies as Tier II and has been i50K tested.
  • 3 are sired by Birks O’Reilly Factor 83, AI bred to AAR Ten X 7008 SA, bull calves due 2/8/18.
  • 1 is sired by GBF Upshot 4436, AI bred to AAR Ten X 7008 SA, bull calf due 2/8/18.
  • 2 are sired by Birks O’Reilly Factor 83, natural bred to GBF Discovery 5429, due 2/27/18 to 3/4/18.
4 heifers sell as Show-Me-Plus and have genomic enhanced EPDs provided by an i50K test.

Commercial heifers:
  • 1 is sired by Birks Iron Mountain 102; 1 is sired by Birks Upward 500; 3 are sired by Birks O’Reilly Factor 83
  • All are natural bred to GBF Discovery 5429, due dates starting 2/8/18
Birth dates and sire information on the individual heifers will be available sale day.
All are bred for carcass quality with marbling genetics stacked for multiple generations. 95% of their steer mates grade CAB, Prime or choice at US Premium Beef or National Beef at 11 to 13 months of age.
Heifers that are called AI bred were pregnancy checked safe to the AI date, but are pasture ex-posed to the natural service sire.
If the buyers want registration papers for the registered heifers they should contact Glen Birk and provide information for transferring the papers.



AI SERVICE SIRES
CED
BW
WW
YW
Milk
Mrb
REA
Fat
$B
$W
Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36
Angus 16925771
+9
.86
+2.3
.96
+84
.95
+143
.90
+19
.41
+.52
.54
+1.40
.52
-.047
.54
$182
$87
AAR Ten X 7008 SA
Angus 15719841
+9
.94
+.6
.98
+64
.97
+124
.96
+23
.91
+.97
.79
+.70
.76
-.009
.79
$164
$70
NATURAL SERVICE SIRES
CED
BW
WW
YW
Milk
Mrb
REA
Fat
$B
$W
GBF Discovery 5429
Angus 18433287
+13
.35
-.1
.51
+64
.48
+119
.44
+31
.31
+.82
.38
+.80
.38
-.051
.34
$143
$70


Turner Farms
Jon and MaryAnn Turner
10511 State Hwy JJ
Belgrade, MO 63622
573-766-5361

3 Registered Angus Heifers
  • All Show-Me-Plus
  • All AI Bred
  • 2 Tier II
All three heifers are Registered Black Angus. All have been GGP-LD genomic tested. All have been AI’d then pasture exposed to Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014, a son of SAV Bismarck 5682. All three pregnancy checked AI bred.
  • One Tier II daughter of Connealy Comrade; AI bred to Deer Valley All In; due 2/6/18; fetal sexed bull calf.
  • One Tier II daughter of Plattemere Weigh Up K360; AI bred to MCR Horizon 081; due 2/20/18; fetal sexed heifer calf.
  • One daughter of SydGen Forward 1568; AI bred to Deer Valley All In; due 2/6/18; fetal sexed heifer calf.

AI SERVICE SIRES
CED
BW
WW
YW
Milk
Mrb
REA
Fat
$B
$W
Deer Valley All In
Angus 17307074
+12
.89
+.3
.96
+74
.95
+128
.93
+21
.71
+.65
.75
+.71
.72
-.032
.75
$143
$70
MCR Horizon 081
Angus 17076135
+12
.68
-.8
.84
+62
.81
+115
.69
+26
.44
+.99
.57
+.71
.54
+.002
.55
$172
$63
NATURAL SERVICE SIRES
CED
BW
WW
YW
Milk
Mrb
REA
Fat
$B
$W
Briarwood Mr Bismarck
Angus 18281356
+10
.26
+.6
.35
+63
.31
+111
.30
+26
.19
+.45
.24
+.61
.28
+.015
.24
$145
$59

Friday, November 10, 2017

Show-Me-Plus™ Heifers to Sell December 8, 2017 in Farmington

The Show-Me-Select™ Replacement Heifer program will host a sale December 8, 2017 at the Farmington Livestock Auction starting at 7:00 p.m. At the sale, 3 Show-Me-Plus heifers will sell. 

A Show-Me-Plus™ heifer is a registered or commercial heifer that has genomic predictions. For a registered heifer, this means she has GE-EPDs. For commercial heifers, it means she has been tested with a DNA panel providing genomic predictions.


Below is information about the Show-Me-Plus™ heifers selling in Farmington, Missouri.

Turner Farms
Jon & Mary Ann Turner
10511 St. Hwy JJ
Belgrade, MO 63622
(573) 766-5361
https://turnerangus.farm/

  • All three heifers are Registered Black Angus and have been GGP-LD genomic tested.
  • All have been AI'ed and then pasture exposed to Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014, a son of S A V Bismarck 5682.
  • Two pregnancy checked AI bred; on natural service bred.
  • One Tier-2 daughter of Connealy Courage 25L; natural bred to Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014; due around 4/17/2018.
  • Two daughters of SydGen Forward 1568; AI bred to Deer Valley All In; due 2/6/2018 and 2/8/2018; fetal sexed heifer calves.

AI Service Sire
CED
WW
YW
Milk
Marb
REA
Fat
$W
$B
Deer Valley All In
11 (.89)
74 (.95)
128 (.93)
21 (.72)
.65 (.75)
.71 (.72)
-.031 (.75)
70.05
141.5
Natural Service Sire









Briarwood Mr Bismarck 5014
10 (.26)
63 (.31)
112 (.30)
27 (.20)
.45 (.24)
.61 (.28)
.015 (.24)
59.47
145.6


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Food Evolution Screening at Mizzou

The movie Food Evolution will show November 8, 7 p.m., Middlebush Auditorium, University of Missouri.
Join Mizzou's Food Science Association for a screening of the fascinating and controversial documentary, Food Evolution. Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food, how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves? Food Evolution, from Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. In the GMO debate, both pro- and anti- camps claim science is on their side. Who’s right?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Show-Me-Plus™ Heifers to Sell at Kingsville

Seven Show-Me-Plus heifers will sell at the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale on November 25, 2017 at Kingsville Livestock Auction, starting at 11:00 a.m.

A Show-Me-Plus heifer is a registered or commercial heifer that has genomic predictions. For a registered heifer, this means she has GE-EPDs. For commercial heifers, it means she has been tested with a DNA panel providing genomic predictions.

Below is information about the Show-Me-Plus heifers selling in Kingsville.

Balancer Heifers - Show Me Plus(7 hd)
  • Home-raised and very gentle, commercial Balancer heifers raised with low stress handling, rotational grazing and electric fenced trained.
  •  Sired by Seedstock Plus Gelbvieh bulls that are full of performance and growth, maturing into super cows for the new owner.
  •  Bred to Gelbvieh bulls full of performance, ranking in top 1% for milk, 5% for CE, TM and YG.
  •  All heifers are genomically tested and qualify as Show Me Plus.
  •  4-year “Show-Me-Select” Producer.
Consignor: Pleasantview Cattle Co.
Chuck and Tauy Scott
18320 Pleasant View Drive
Weston, MO 64098

816-640-2814

 Projected calving dates:
  • February 14 to March 31, 2018.
  • Natural-bred to Gelbvieh bull



Service Sires
Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)
NATURAL SERVICE SIRES
CED
BW
WW
YW
Milk
CW
Mrb
RE
Fat
Young Gun (Balancer)
+21
(.34)
-5.6
(.41)
+52
(.35)
+68
(.36)
+22
(.25)
+1
(.30)
+.55
(.52)
+.10
(.26)
-.01
(.38)
Rose Hill Gigolo (Gelbvieh)
+17 (.34)
+0.5 (.40)
+84
(.34)
+115
(.35)
+48
(.27)
+38
(.29)
-.08
(.52)
+.77
(.26)
-.05
(.38)