A pocket-sized book to help with record keeping for a beef cattle operation is currently available through University of Missouri Extension Offices.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Livestock Specialist Patrick Davis:

Patrick Davis

Orders must be placed at the Johnson, Lafayette, or Ray County MU Extension offices by August 17th.  The books cost six dollars a piece.

Press Release from the University of Missouri Extension

(WARRENSBURG, MO, July 31, 2012) Interested in a pocket size book that will help with record keeping on your beef cattle operation?  You’re in luck!  You can order this ‘redbook’ from the University of Missouri – Extension offices in Johnson, Lafayette, and Ray counties.  This book also contains a gestation table, codes for death loss, calving ease scoring, calf vigor scoring, body condition scoring and Beef Quality Assurance National Guidelines, as well as, pages for recording calving records, performance records and pasture usage.  The ‘redbook’ is setup in excel spreadsheet format so that the information collected in the book can be easily transferred to an excel spreadsheet on a computer for record keeping purposes.  This book is an inexpensive tool to help with your record keeping process and can improve profitability of your cattle operation.

To order a ‘redbook’, contact your counties extension offices: Johnson County Office (660-747-3193), Lafayette County Office (660-584-3658) or Ray County Office (816-776-6961).  The cost will be $6 and needs to be received by the office prior to the order deadline of August 17, 2012.  At that time, the books will be ordered and once the orders have come in you can come to the  respective extension office and pick them up.  The books are co-sponsored by the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers, inc.