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Defining the Objective

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

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 years, the Thompson Research Center, near Spickard, Mo., has been home to a very defined breeding plan…

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,…

Engaging with Cattlemen Across the State

Eric Bailey will speak twice during the Thompson Research Center field day

Eric Bailey has hit the ground running since he joined the University of Missouri last year as an assistant professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and a state beef Extension specialist. Bailey has been a regular at the Agricultural Research Centers’ field days since he came to MU in June 2017, speaking and engaging with farmers, producers and cattlemen…

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: Rebuilding Wildlife Habitat

FSRC using edge feathering to improve wildlife habitat

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.  Located in the Green Hills region, in the north central portion of Missouri, the Forage Systems Research…

Research Center Magazine: Improving Heifer Development

Thompson herd strengthened through the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program 

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.  The Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program has enrolled more than 135,000 heifers on more than 850 farms…

Research Center Magazine: Testing the Herd

Genetic testing helping to strengthen the herd at Foremost Dairy

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.  In 2014, Pastel, a Holstein heifer, was born at the Foremost Dairy Research Center. The calf was…

A Change in Pace

Thompson Research Center field day moves to evening format

With a change in field day format, the Thompson Research Center brought the same informative presentations at a different time on Thursday, Sept. 21. In the past, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Thompson Research Center field day has been held in the morning hours with a free lunch. This year’s event was moved to…

Leading the Next Generation

Fifth-generation rancher becomes MU Extension beef nutrition specialist

Fifth-generation rancher Eric Bailey recently joined the University of Missouri Extension as state beef nutrition specialist. He chose Mizzou for “its desire to innovate and be leaders in the next generation of beef producers.” He will work with specialists on beef cattle nutrition. He plans to meet beef farmers and leaders across the state. A native of Santa Rosa, New…

Updating a Classic

CAFNR doctoral student works to provide animal breeding educators, students with modern version of 'cowgame simulator'

Growing up in southwestern Indiana, one of Maria Haag’s favorite pastimes was showing small animals like pigs, goats and rabbits – not cattle – at national events. These days, though, Haag is on the forefront of developing a modern version of what has been known for decades as a “cowgame simulator” to help students in animal breeding classes – both at…