Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Cattlemen’s Tour and Dinner in Taney County Oct. 8

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

FORSYTH, Mo. –A “Fall Cattlemen’s Tour” is scheduled near Taneyville on Oct. 8 according to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The Taney County Extension Center and Branson Bank are partnering to offer a program and tour starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Rick Burkhart’s farm near Taneyville, northeastern Taney County, Mo.

The program will focus on crossbreeding, artificial insemination of heifers and pasture weed and brush control.  The Burkharts have worked hard to improve their beef herd and improve pastures so it will be a great location for this educational event.

“Weed problems in pastures have gotten progressively worse this year as a result of thin pasture stands and more timely rains,” said Schnakenberg.  “This program will come with a discussion on common weed problems and ways of improving livestock performance for the beef producer.”

Two University of Missouri Extension specialists will be on hand for the discussion: Tim Schnakenberg agronomy and Logan Wallace, livestock.

To get to the Rick Burkhart farm take State Highway 76 to Taneyville.  On the eastern edge of Taneyville, take Hwy. AA 1 mile North to Sims Road.  Turn Right on Sims Road and go three miles to Hilltop Drive.  Turn Right on Hilltop and go about one-half mile to the last house.

A dinner will begin after the tour (at about 6:30 p.m.) at Taneyville Schools and is hosted by Branson Bank.

Participants should pre-register by calling Halley Fleming at Branson Bank (417) 334-9696 or email

Contact the Taney County Extension Center at (417) 546-4431 for more information regarding content of the program.


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