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Livestock Tigers

Mizzou Livestock Team places at Dixie Nationals

The University of Missouri Livestock Judging Team finished second at the Dixie National Livestock Judging Contest in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 11, 2012. The team is made-up of nine CAFNR students. Teams traveled from as far as western Kansas and Nebraska to participate in the collegiate contest. Mizzou students got their first taste of Brahman cattle in this all-beef contest. “The…

Seeing Beauty in Science

To Peter Sutovsky, there's more under a microscope than just data

Sutovsky also sees and captures the beauty of his subjects and shares the images. His colorful cell images have been featured at the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium, as well as other art shows locally and nationally.

Award Winning Advising

Trista Strauch wins Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising Award

Trista Strauch, assistant teaching professor of Animal Science and fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, is the 2012 recipient of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region VII Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising Award. Strauch will be honored at the annual NACADA conference this March in Rogers, Ark.

A Little Apple With That?

Bryon Wiegand earns the CAFNR Golden Apple Teaching Award

Bryon Wiegand, associate professor of animal science, had his class interrupted for a surprise presentation of a CAFNR Golden Apple Award. The award recognizes faculty in the College who excel and go “above and beyond” in teaching and/or advising.

Walking Man

In MU's pedometer program, no one has gone as far as Bill Lamberson

Among the 144 University of Missouri employees participating in the MU Healthy for Life Million Step Pedometer Program that rewards people for improving their health through walking, nobody comes close to the 19 million steps recorded by Bill Lamberson, professor of Physiological Genetics in CAFNR’s Animal Science Division.

There’ll Be an App for That

Handling heat stress in livestock will soon be as close as your smartphone

A CAFNR team spanning multiple disciplines is collaborating with journalism and computer science students to develop a simple smartphone app to help producers reduce heat stress in production animals.

No Gobbling the Profit

Efficient turkey feed means better margins in a price-sensitive industry

Jeff Firman, a CAFNR professor of poultry production and nutrition, has developed a new turkey diet that can save producers $13-25 per ton. That’s a lot of scratch – almost 15 billion pounds of chow go to fatten the birds each year.

Grazing School provides hands-on learning opportunity

On a warm fall morning, aspiring ranchers and agricultural professionals gathered near Linneus, Mo., for the 2011 Management Intensive Grazing workshop. Participants headed to the pasture after only an hour in the classroom. After looking at five red Angus cross heifers, they estimated the average weight of their five-head heard. Their task was to allocate an area of pasture that their herd would graze to three inches by the next day.

Toning Down the Smell

New computer models help concentrated
animal producers improve air quality

Teng Teeh Lim recently received a $50,000 Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a computer model that allows large producers to use the size and other simple information about their swine or dairy farm to give them a better idea of the amount of emissions and what they can do to address odor or emission issues.