New non-toxic tall fescues to replace drought-stricken pastures, supplemental feeding on pasture and multispecies grazing will be discussed at the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council meeting, Nov. 5-6 at Resort at Port Arrowhead in Lake Ozark.
How they graze 600 ewes with 150 cows or 200-225 stocker calves will be explained by Joe and Hoss Hopping of Hopping Brothers Livestock, Wagoner, OK.
University of Missouri (MU) Extension speakers include Craig Roberts, forage specialist, and Justin Sexten, beef nutritionist. Abner Womack, founder of the MU Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, will review “Impact of Economic Climate on Farm Prices.”
Ian Kurtz of Ozark, formerly with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will talk on flexible fencing. Mark Kennedy, Houston, will explain how to grow grass with less nitrogen fertilizer. Kennedy is an NRCS grassland conservationist.
Ann Wells, a Prairie Grove, AR, veterinarian, will talk about environmentally friendly fly control. Kathy Voth of Livestock for Landscapes, Loveland, CO, will tell how she trains cows to eat weeds. Bruce Shanks of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, will describe meat processing and marketing.
The meeting will run from 10 a.m. on Nov. 5 to 3 p.m. the next day. Advance registration is $105 plus $55 for a spouse. Discounts apply for MFGC members and one-day registrations.
For more information, contact Joetta Roberts at 573-499-0886 in mornings or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.