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The Missouri Beef Quality Assurance Program (MO-BQA) was created to improve the quality needs of farmers, feeders and consumers. The Missouri Beef Quality Assurance Program was designed to help farmers set standards, create and store data and learn about the issues facing the cattle industry.

The three types of fescue grown in Missouri are "endophyte-free," "Kentucky 31" and "novel." Kentucky 31 represents nearly all of the tall fescue growing in pastures in Missouri.

The best grass available for pasture and hay production is tall fescue. And the best type of fuecue is "novel". It is infected with a "novel endophyte," a fungus that makes the plant drought and insect resistant. MaxQ is one brand name of this type fescue. It is highly nutritious.

To change from Kentucky 31 to MaxQ fescue, you need to "Spray-Smother-Spray." Contact your local MU Extension for more information. The regional agronomist or livestock specialist how to establish and manage it for your farm.

 

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Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 10th Annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale offering 309 head sold on October 15th. The bleachers were full of potential buyers vying for the opportunity to own elite genetics backed by great service by bidding on the 109 bulls, and 200 bred heifers.
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