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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.

New Pasture Strategies

Forage Systems Research Center hosts Summer Pasture Workshop

Summer forage workshop will help producers establish healthy pastures that can sustain a hot, dry summer.

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.