Pearls of Production 2022 offers livestock learning and fun

Women livestock producers are invited to the University of Missouri’s 2022 Pearls of Production program, Nov. 4 and 5, to learn about direct marketing of beef, meat products, calving difficulties and welding.

“Ladies can get hands-on experience pulling and tubing calves and wire welding, and get a look at different meat products,” said Elizabeth Picking, MU Extension livestock specialist. “This conference is always a great time because we pair hands-on learning and socializing with a great group of farm women. This year we are adding bingo with some fun prizes.”

The two-day program includes a tour of Brinker Farms, a farrow-to-finish swine operation in Kingdom City, and breakout sessions on the MU campus in Columbia.

Details and registration at For more information, contact Picking at [email protected] or 417-256-2391.

Nov. 4

1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Brinker Farms, 5517 Old U.S. Highway 40, Kingdom City. Tour of Brinker Farms, a presentation on direct-marketing beef, dinner and socializing with Missouri-made beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages as well as bingo games and prizes.

Nov. 5

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1406 Rollins St., University of Missouri-Columbia. Breakout sessions and activities include understanding the meat product on your plate, calving and calf care, and welding.