NEMO Finds Quality
Ten years ago, northeast Missouri producers dreamed of a way to learn how their calves performed after they left the farm. When they shared those visions with their veterinarian, she did more than just listen.
People were telling me, they wished they knew how their cattle performed in the feedlot,ï¿½ Imogene Latimer says. Most of them lacked the volume to deal directly with feedlots, and Latimer had the same problem with her own herd near Hunnewell, Mo. She knew the University of Missouri Extension was trying to organize a network of alliances to help smaller producers realize strength in numbers and develop value-based cattle marketing programs.