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South Farm Showcase

Research farm open house set for Sept. 22

One of the University of Missouri’s most important research centers, South Farm, will host a day of science and discovery for the entire family. A tornado tracking truck, cockroach races, tethered hot air balloon rides and prize pepper tasting are just a few of the myriad interactive attractions at the event.The sixth annual South Farm Showcase will take place from…

Quality Beef

Quality Beef By the Numbers aims to boost producer profits

Quality Beef by the Numbers is the official name of a University of Missouri and industry joint project to boost the quantity of Prime and Choice grade beef produced in Missouri and neighboring states.

Meat Inflation

Expect 8 percent jump due to drought's impact on livestock

The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, states a University of Missouri agricultural economist. “I expect to see food inflation, but it will take time,” said Scott Brown, research assistant professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR).  “The short term effects will be…

Field Challenges

Greenley Research Center Field Day Set for August 7

Whether they grow row crops, biomass or raise cattle, producers can improve their operations by connecting with experts and learning about the latest applied research at Greenley Memorial Research Center’s annual Field Day.

A Change in Taste

CAFNR and industry to announce high-quality cattle strategy

The University of Missouri and a consortium of beef-related companies on Aug. 30 will announce a strategy for the industry to adapt to and profit from these new consumer preferences. This project will describe how cow-calf producers, stockers, feed yards and processors can work together to produce high-demand products.

Professional Recognition

Two professors receive Gold Chalk Award

Jerry Taylor, animal sciences, and Anna Henry, agricultural education, were honored with the MU Graduate Professional Council’s (GPC) annual Gold Chalk Award. Each year since 1988 the GPC has recognized professors who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students with the honors.

Student and Faculty Members Honored at Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

CAFNR was well represented at the 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards ceremony. Jillian Yoder and Scott Brown were honored with the Chancellor’s Award. William Folk and Sheila Grant were both presented the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum. The annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum showcases student research and scholarly and creative achievements…

Better Bull

Research identifies method to remove faulty sperm

Research from a CAFNR reproductive scientist identifies faulty sperm and takes them out of the equation for artificial insemination (AI) of cattle.

A Thoroughbred Job

Grad gets first-hand look at Kentucky Derby

Recent CAFNR graduate Liz Schroepfer, Animal Science ’11 and a minor in Agricultural Economics, is participating in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship. This unique twenty-two week internship provides hands-on experience in the Kentucky thoroughbred industry.

A DNA Insight

Better analysis may result in new medicines and improved crops

Analyzing massive amounts of data, a multi-disciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers used a groundbreaking computer algorithm to find identical DNA sequences in different plant and animal species.