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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Growing Agriculture

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes…

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The (Academic) Road Less Traveled

For Jill Abel and Brianne Bishop, these days represent the quiet in the middle of the storm. This fall the two are taking nine credit hours in addition to serving as teaching assistants and…

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Improving Beef Cattle Production

SPICKARD, MO. – Creating strategies to enhance beef cattle production was the core focus of the Thompson Research Center Field Day, held Tuesday, Sept. 15. More than 150 farmers, producers and…

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Fielding Your Questions

Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a recent study looking at the effects of subsurface drip irrigation systems for … Expand ▸Research Professor Kelly Nelson shows a…

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Virtual Tour of Thompson Research Center