Thompson Research Center
The mission of the Thompson Research Center is to develop, evaluate and disseminate beef herd management technical information using multidisciplinary approaches. Research is focused on reproductive performance, heifer development, supplementation strategies and animal health factors. Additionally, synchronized breeding for uniform calf crops is being studied, as are techniques for the selection and development of desirable traits through breeding of beef cattle.
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With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground…Read More ▸
Studies at the Thompson Research Center have shown managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements. Rebuilding the U.S. cow herd numbers takes more than…Read More ▸
Beef is a big industry in the Show-Me State. According to the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri ranks second in the nation in beef production with 4.25 million head of cattle on 59,000…Read More ▸
Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry … Expand ▸Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician,…Read More ▸
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