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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Showcasing Natural Resource Management

The University of Missouri CAFNR Agricultural Experiment Stations are focused on showcasing strong natural resource management. At the Thompson Research Center in Spickard, Mo., they are…

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Tackling A Challenge

As a beef geneticist and extension specialist, Jared Decker spends a lot of time discussing issues and challenges with Missouri producers, farmers and ranchers. One of those challenges is finding the…

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A Challenge Awaits

Tim Reinbott has always loved a challenge. His newest one begins in January. Reinbott, the superintendent at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo., will move into a new role at the beginning…

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As Heard on Insight: Protecting the Monarch

Did you miss the first airing of the sixth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The monarch butterfly population has seen a…

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Virtual Tour of Thompson Research Center