Did you just say curve and research in the same sentence? May 11th, 2018 We prepared to make a calibration curve of pasture data. First, we scanned a strip (approximately 30 feet in length, marked by posts) with the scanning equipment. Following that, the strip was mowed with a tractor. The clippings were collected in large trash cans so the samples could be weighed. … [Read more...] about Calibration Curve
Two of our interns this semester were assigned a video project while in class for their agriculture communications major. They chose to feature our beef forage research project. In the video, you will learn about important details and steps we used to get the research started. … [Read more...] about Beef Forage Research? What’s that?
These hungry steers eat lots of food, over 2,000 pounds each morning to be exact. Until we get underway with the grazing study and turn the cattle out to pasture we have to keep them full somehow! Each morning these 75 head of cattle are fed a ration of silage and grain. We grind two silage bales with 750 pounds of grain totaling more than 2,000 pounds of feed. We then use the … [Read more...] about Dinner’s Up!
My name is Danni Hammontree and I’m from Liberty Missouri, just outside of Kansas City. I am a junior agricultural communications major with a minor in photography and marketing. I may have grown up in the city, but my family farm always had my heart. I have always loved being in the country and had a huge interest in agriculture. I love photographing outdoors and wildlife in … [Read more...] about Meet the Interns
Check out our progress! Intern, Rachel Kohne, applied fertilizer to the last few pastures left. Now, we can finish our paddock fences and turn the cattle out on the prepared pastures. As of now, cattle will be turned out by the end of March. … [Read more...] about Finishing Touches