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Division of Animal Sciences Alumni Newsletter // Spring 2019
Message from the Director
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The Division continues to thrive! We have had two consecutive years of increasing freshmen enrollment, and are expecting an even larger increase for the coming fall. We have invested in on- and off-campus recruiting events and we believe that is paying off as the proportion of our admitted students from rural Missouri has increased. We have made a strong reinvestment in the livestock judging program with the aid of many alums and livestock industry groups. Many judging team alums visited campus this past week, ate a steak, enjoyed competing with one another and just had a good time reminiscing. It has been gratifying to me to hear their many stories as to how their judging experience benefited them throughout their lives. Read More >>

Reflections: Billy Day (click to read)
Reflections: Billy Day »

Dr. Day, professor emeritus, shares Animal Sciences Research Center history

Student Features
Udder Joy (click to read)
Udder Joy »

Animal Sciences graduate has a passion for cattle

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Research Achievements
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An Intriguing Inclusion (click to read)
An Intriguing Inclusion »

Graduate student researching incorporation of tree nuts in a pig’s finishing diet

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Congratulations to…

Kristy Weber, alumna, who was named the first female president of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Tom Spencer, who was named a Curators Professor, the University’s highest rank.

Libby Martin, alumna and current Mizzou veterinary student, who won the first UM System Entrepreneur Quest Final Pitch Competition for her ‘fitbit’ for cows.

Alumni Corner
A New Mission (click to read)
A New Mission »

Patrick Montgomery's passion for animals, entrepreneurship and helping veterans led to the creation of the KC Cattle Company

Supporting the State
Defining the Objective (click to read)
Defining the Objective »

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

In Memoriam

John Campbell passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the age of 85. He served on the MU Dairy Science faculty from 1960-1977. During his career at MU, Dr. Campbell taught several courses related to dairy husbandry and animal sciences and co-authored two textbooks. He later served as Associate Dean and Director of Resident Instruction at the University of Illinois College of Agriculture and in 1983 was named the Dean of the College of Agriculture. In 1988, Dr. Campbell was appointed the 15th President of Oklahoma State University and served until 1993. During his career, he taught more than 12,000 students and published more than 100 papers. He retired to Columbia in 1999, but continued to stay active writing textbooks and presenting invited lectures.

Harold Johnson passed away on January 10, 2019, at the age of 94. He was a Professor in the Department of Dairy Science from 1956-1990. Dr. Johnson’s research related to environmental effects on growth, lactation and reproduction of dairy cattle. During his career, he published many journal articles, chapters, books and abstracts, and advised 95 graduate students in Dairy Science. He led numerous courses, lectures and international symposia in Washington, D.C. He was the recipient of many international awards.