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Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture is a program designed to provide a leadership and hands-on training opportunity for women involved in livestock production in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions in livestock production on the farm.

November 6, 2015

Pearls of Production Topics (rotating sessions)

Tractors, Equipment & Maintenance
Meat, Food & Quality for Consumers
Health & Safety of You and Your Animals
Government Programs and the Business of Your Farm


November 7, 2015

Hands-on Demonstrations

Breakout sessions will be offered as follows:
Beef
Wendy Flatt, Kendra Graham, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 1:

  • Calving – signs, process, difficulty
  • Bull selection, confirmation, EPDs
  • Genetic testing
  • Body Condition scoring & nutrition
Beef
Wendy Flatt, Kendra Graham, Reagan Bluel and Erin Larimore

Session 2:

  • Vaccine handling & schedule
  • Calf processing
  • Cattle feeder grades
  • Marketing cattle
Swine
Heather Smith and Marcia Shannon
  • Reproduction – artificial insemination, heat detection & semen processing
  • Farrowing – baby pig processing, farrowing induction, reproductive tracts
Small Ruminants
Charlotte Clifford-Rathert
  • Herd Health and Quality Assurance
  • Parasite Management
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Kidding and Lambing
Forages and Pasture Management
Amie Schleicher and Valerie Tate
  • What’s the plant? Forage & weed ID
  • Forage fertility for productivity
  • The latest on tall fescue varieties
  • Grazing management tools you can use
  • Start with a good foundation: soil sampling
Forages and Pasture Management
Amie Schleicher and Valerie Tate
  • What’s the plant? Forage & weed ID
  • Forage fertility for productivity
  • The latest on tall fescue varieties
  • Grazing management tools you can use
  • Start with a good foundation: soil sampling