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Defining the Objective

Division of Animal Sciences bringing cattle breeding plans to Agricultural Research Centers

For years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan for its straight bred, commercial Angus cattle herd. That plan contains a variety of objectives, including reproductive and genetic goals. With the strong success of that plan, a team from the University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences is looking to expand…

A Constant, Guiding Influence

Marc Linit helped CAFNR through many transitions during his nearly 40-year career at MU

When Marc Linit joined the University of Missouri in 1980 as an assistant professor of entomology, the first lecture he gave was in a teaching lab in the southwest corner of the second floor of the Agriculture Building. It’s the same room, nearly 40 years later, which Linit occupies as senior associate dean for the Office of Research and Extension…

Wurdack Research Center Showcases Projects During Field Day

Field day focuses on forage management

The Wurdack Research Center featured a variety of topics during its annual field day, which was held on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Center near Cook Station. A big focus of the presentations was on forage management. Along with the research presentations, attendees were served a free lunch, sponsored by First Community National Bank. “We had a great lineup of…

Noticing Signs of Stress

Good animal husbandry key to understanding animal needs

Good animal husbandry is having an understanding of what the animal needs on a day-to-day basis. For cattle, that can mean finding ways to reduce stress, such as good forage, easily accessible and clean water, and shade. Noticing signs of stress can be extremely important for cattle owners, as those signs can be the beginning of a much bigger problem,…

Meeting Regional Research and Demonstration Needs

Research Center magazine highlights diversity and uniqueness of Missouri agriculture

For the second straight year, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has produced its “Road to Discovery” magazine, highlighting the diversity and uniqueness of its Agricultural Research Centers. The Research Centers are spread throughout the state, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to meet the regional research and demonstration needs of agricultural producers…

Research Center Magazine: Practicing Good Animal Husbandry

Wurdack reducing cattle stress through good forage, clean water and shade

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Among the 1,200 acres at the Wurdack Research Center is nearly 300 acres of pasture ground. Cattle…

Research Center Magazine: The Perfect Pairing

Research Center and CASE IH partnership crucial for farming operations, educational outreach

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For the Agricultural Research Centers to function at the highest level possible, good equipment is key. High-quality…

Research Center Magazine: ‘More Than Just a Pumpkin’

Alisha Moreland and the CAFNR Research Centers team up to fight breast cancer

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  It was in 2007 when Alisha Moreland’s manager at the Columbia Daily Tribune was diagnosed with breast…

Research Center Magazine: Research With a Purpose

CAFNR Foundation helps support several Agricultural Research Center projects

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For 80 years, the mission of the CAFNR Foundation has been to promote and further agricultural education…

Fielding Gifts

2018 CAFNR field day season to include gift matching to support Agricultural Research Centers

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to chestnuts to cattle to cotton. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies numerous crops, including rice…