Bull breeding soundness exam clinics scheduled for April and May

Headline:  Bull breeding soundness exam clinics scheduled for April and May

Stockton, Mo.-Optimum cow pregnancy rate and calf crop percentage is important to profit potential of a beef cattle operation.  “Conducting a bull breeding soundness exam (BSE) to make sure your bull is structurally and reproductively sound prior to the breeding season is important to ensure these results,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  Therefore, Davis urges cattle producers to contact their veterinarian to conduct a BSE to ensure their bull is ready for the breeding season.

MU Extension wants to educate cattle producers on other aspects of bull management in addition to the BSE so Davis will be working with local veterinarians and ZOETIS to conduct bull BSE clinics.  In addition to the BSE, Davis will educate cattle producers on bull body condition scoring (BCS) and foot scoring (FS), which are tools to access the energy and structural status of the bull.  “Bulls should be in a BCS of 6 as well as have an adequate FS for angle and claw set prior to the breeding season,” says Davis.  Davis will also educate cattle producers on utilization of expected progeny differences (EPDS) and genomic testing information to improve their cattle operation.

  • April 19th and 20th El Dorado Springs Veterinary Clinic, El Dorado Springs, Mo. (417) 876-5805
  • April and May by appointment Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic, Stockton, Mo. (417) 476-3060   

  For more information on the Bull BSE Clinics contact myself at (417) 955-0287 or by email at davismp@missouri.edu.     

Garage Sale in Butler April 2nd and 3rd

Huge Garage Sale in Butler this Friday and Saturday ( April 2nd and 3rd) . Children’s clothing,

adult clothing, dishes, home décor, area rugs and much more. Located

on Oak  and Broadway street. This street is just one block north of the entrance

to the Bates County Fairgrounds…  600 East Oak Street Butler.

Huge Garage Sale Friday 8 till 5 and Saturday 8 until noon. See you there!

Missouri’s Annual No MOre Trash! Bash

Help beautify Missouri and put litter in its proper place

It’s spring cleaning time. The month of April marks Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the annual statewide anti-litter event, volunteers are encouraged to clean up litter adjacent to highways to help beautify Missouri.
The No MOre Trash! Bash is an annual outreach of MoDOT’s year-round litter control efforts. It has been held every spring since 2004 except for 2020 when COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the event out of safety concerns. Additional COVID-19 restrictions limited the use of nearly 240 work release prisoners and required social distancing for field operations engaged in litter control performed by MoDOT staff. These factors have contributed to a marked increase in trash along Missouri’s highways.
Last year, MoDOT spent $6.4 million to remove litter from more than 385,000 acres of roadsides along 34,000 state highway miles. The annual volunteer efforts to pick up litter along Missouri highways – including the Adopt-A-Highway program – have been valued at more than $1 million.
This year’s No MOre Trash! Bash kickoff will include virtual events with Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, students and community groups interested in participating in roadside trash pickup. Trash bags and safety vests will be provided to groups engaged in litter pickup.
Groups are encouraged to exercise special COVID-19 safety precautions. To learn more about how you can safely participate, visit www.modot.org/adopt-highway or call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636).

Butler Lions Club Radio Auction 3 big Nights

Butler Lions Club members take the mic to sell donated merchandise as a fundraiser tonight. Three big nights of auction via 92.1 radio station, the Lions Club Facebook page, and from the web at www.921news.com. Place your bids at Community First Bank in Butler, the call-in number is 660-679-3135. The auction kicks off at 5 pm this evening. Join us tonight for the first of three nights of the Butler Lions Club Radio Auction.