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For the Week of
June 10, 1999

Central MO Site for State Beef Tour

Tuesday, July 13, 1999 is the date for the 1999 Missouri State Beef Tour, scheduled to be held in Boone and Howard Counties of Central Missouri. This annual event has stimulated interest with numerous producers and is held at different locations throughout the state each year. The Beef Tour features different educational production and marketing practices and presents the "take home and try" idea for those attending this event.

The University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture program sponsors the Beef Tour with additional support from other segments of the beef industry. Everyone interested in beef production is invited to take part in this annual event. Four beef operations are scheduled to serve as hosts for this event. The tour starts at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 13, at the Steve Baima farm near Clark, Missouri. The Baima operation is located just off of Highway F in northern Boone County. Baima started an intensive grazing operation in 1993 and has fenced his cattle out of Lick Fork and Silver Fork, which are two small streams that run through his property. Intensive grazing and riparian fencing are featured at the Baima location.

Earl and Fred Weiker operate Weiker Angus ranch located three miles east of Fayette on MO Highway 124. This operation has participated in the Angus Sire Alliance Testing Program and has developed an aggressive export program as a market for their purebred Angus cattle. These individuals will discuss both of these successful programs participated in by Weiker Angus Ranch.

Lilac Hill Polled Hereford operation, located one mile south of Fayette on MO Highway 5, is scheduled for the third stop. Ken Staten started this operation in 1992 and operates with definite goals and strategic plans for future management decisions. Staten relies on the use of EPD’s for developing a nationally recognized source of quality Polled Hereford genetics.

The final stop on the 1999 MO Beef Tour is at the Rocking Eight Cattle company located east of Fayette, MO, at the intersection of MO 124 and State Route H. Jim and Diane Underwood manage Rocking 8 Cattle Company, which provides a back grounding operation and cooperates with the Missouri Beef Heifer Development Program and the premier Feeder Cattle marketing program.

This event will close at Rocking Eight Cattle Company with an evening beef meal compliments of sponsors interested in supporting the Missouri Beef Industry. For additional information and a brochure of this event contact your Local University Outreach & Extension Center.

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