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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Improving Heifer Development

The Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program has enrolled more than 135,000 heifers on more than 850 farms during its 20 years of existence. The program, developed and spearheaded by David…

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Transferring Technology

The Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) boasts many strengths, including its vast research and work with beef cattle…

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A Change in Pace

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…

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Making Research Accessible

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has a system of Agricultural Research Centers across Missouri, extending CAFNR’s research to more than 14,000 acres to…

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Virtual Tour of Thompson Research Center