2014 ‘Redbook’ for cattlemen available from Extension

Posted November 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The 2014 Redbook edition is now available from University of Missouri Extension livestock specialists throughout the state.

The pocket-sized book is a handy item to keep valuable data in regarding beef cattle, forage production and numerous other bits of farm information.

“The Redbook is a great tool for keeping information in that could aid in management decisions later,” said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The Redbook is primarily used for calving data and can accommodate over 400 cow’s births through weaning time. Pasture use can also be tracked along with items like cattle health treatments, breeding records, supplement feeding and more.

Some users of the Redbook rely on it for field data gathering then transfer it to a computer program or another more permanent record system.

The Redbook sells for $5 at most University of Missouri Extension offices. In Missouri the books are co-sponsored by the Show-Me-Select and Quality Beef by the numbers programs.

For more information, contact any of the MU Extension livestock specialists in southwest Missouri: Eldon Cole in Mt. Vernon, (417) 466-3102, Andy McCorkill in Dallas County at (417) 345-7551, Dr. Patrick Davis in Cedar County at (417) 276-3313 or Logan Wallace in Howell County at (417) 256-2391.