Animal Sciences ⋅ Page 19

My partner, the cow

Missouri's sagging dairy industry was revitalized with research that put cows to work in their own feeding and waste disposal

In the nineties, Missouri’s dairy industry was in trouble. More than 50 percent of the state’s dairies had disappeared, leaving fewer than 2,000 of the businesses operating in 2000.

Lending a Hand and a Paw

CAFNR Alum Participates in Joplin Search-and-Rescue Efforts

Kathleen Kelsey, a CAFNR graduate in animal sciences (B.S. ’00 and M.S. ’04), combed debris looking for those still alive in the aftermath of the Joplin, Mo., tornado as a member of a Missouri search-and-rescue team.

Healthier and More Efficient Cows

MU team studies feed efficiency and participates in respiratory disease study

With the help of two grants totaling more than $14 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, research teams led by the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will focus on developing methodologies to breed cattle that more efficiently utilize feed and that are more resistant to Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).

A Treat for the Instructor, Not a Horse

A Golden Apple Award goes to Marci Crosby

Horses love apples. Equine teachers like them, too, especially when they are golden. Marci Crosby, equine instructor at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, was presented a Golden Apple Award this October for her contributions to students both in and out of class. “Marci not only teaches, but also manages the horse facilities and program…

A Well Regarded Chip

University of Missouri researchers honored by USDA secretary

A cattle genomics consortium from the University of Missouri and USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland has been awarded a 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary’s Honor Award.

Reproductive Scientist Sutovsky Earns Mizzou Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Peter Sutovsky, associate professor of reproductive physiology and animal science in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources with an appointment in the MU School of Medicine’s Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, was awarded the 2010 University of Missouri Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Allisun Mutz Unites Two Passions into one Internship

For Allisun Mutz, graduation from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was both an end and a beginning. Her degree in hand, she now starts her journey toward her dream of entering veterinary medical school. Little did she know during her undergraduate education that learning a new language would open up the door to an…

For love & experience

Students in Horse Farm Volunteer Program learn from animals

A rapt crowd watched as the pickup truck from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine pulled into the South Farm paddock. Bree, a four-week-old palomino born prematurely, was getting an examination. Veterinarians and vet students planned to use a portable radiograph machine to evaluate her growth progress.

Championship Oink!

The MU Independent Aggies support Missouri kids hoping for a career in ag

To support Missouri youth involved in agriculture, the Independent Aggies, a student group at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, purchased Missouri’s 2009 champion hog for $19,000.

A big return for a research buck

A study shows the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station beats other states and outpaces the stock market in ROI

An almost 40 percent return on investment today would make a stock broker’s heart swoon. The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station has been delivering those kinds of returns to the state for more than four decades, a new study has found.