Animal Sciences ⋅ Page 17

Going Up

Meat prices expected to rise due to higher feed costs

Cattle prices could set a new record due to high feed costs that have led to fewer animals being produced.

Stretching Feed Supplies

MU Beef Nutritionist Justin Sexten helps producers extend forage supplies through the winter

For the second year in a row, Missouri farmers endured a significant drought, stressing crops, impacting yields and limiting forage supplies for livestock producers. Justin Sexten, beef nutritionist in CAFNR’s Division of Animal Sciences, partnered with the Missouri Corn Merchandizing Council, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Mississippi Lime to demonstrate how  to improve digestibility of corn stover and lower-quality CRP…

Putting Cows to Work

Study examines winter feeding strategies to improve pastures

John Lory is in the business of moving and managing nutrients. Lory, an extension associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at MU, is exploring three winter feeding strategies to evaluate the best way to use manure from cattle to fertilize the pasture for the following season. Lory said winter feeding practices vary, but traditionally, producers feed hay in…

Finding Middle Ground

Scholarship supports sustainable agriculture and honors a family's dedication to conservation

With more than 50 years of service to the University of Missouri, Fred Martz has influenced hundreds of farmers, students and fellow faculty members. Though he recently celebrated his retirement, his impact on education will sustain through the Fred and Donna Martz scholarship.

Mizzou Advantage Launched in CAFNR

First hire in strategic initiative is in plant and animal sciences

The first hire of the Mizzou Advantage program is now in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Good Homes Wanted

University of Missouri holding horse sale preview on Nov. 3

The University of Missouri Equine Program is holding its annual online horse auction in November and has scheduled a sale preview on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MU Equine Teaching Facility located at the university’s South Farm in Columbia. Students from the Equine Behavior and Training class and the Equine Facility Management and Marketing class…

Big Screen Collaborators

CAFNR faculty are appearing on a Jumbotron near you

You may have noticed some friendly faces at MU football games this fall. Friendly CAFNR faces. On the big screen, no less. Just before the start of the football season, CAFNR Communications asked representatives from around the College to help us with a big project – in a short amount of time. This season, Buck’s Ice Cream became the official ice…

Animal Sciences Sweep

Campbell and Prather earn alumni association's highest awards

The Mizzou Alumni Association honored 13 outstanding faculty and alumni at its 45th annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony. Both of the association’s highest awards went to people with a connection to the Animal Sciences Division of the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources. Graduate John Campell was presented the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Faculty Award was given to Randall Prather, Curator’s Professor in Animal Sciences.

Sunshine, Smiles and Science

South Farm Showcase offers fun, discovery for the whole family

More than 8,000 mid-Missourians attended the sixth annual South Farm Showcase, solidifying its place as a premier fall event for families in mid-Missouri. Attendees took mule-powered wagon rides, learned how to milk a cow, cheered on cockroaches in races, handled reptiles, petted baby animals, sampled Missouri wines and mealworms, played soccer on the turf, weaved through corn and straw bale…

Superior Sires

DNA sequence data on Angus bulls could improve future accuracy in genomic-enhanced EPDs.

The Angus Foundation Board of Directors is funding a research project at the University of Missouri for the genomic sequencing of Angus bulls. This sequencing is meant to enhance the understanding and genetic prediction of Angus cattle performance.