beef genomics


A Perfect Herd

Beef cattle research the calling card of the Thompson Research Center

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! When the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Thompson Research Center was established in 1955, its goal was to research crop production, soils and insect…

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A Closer Look at Beef Cattle Production

The Thompson Research Center will dive deep into the technology used to improve beef cattle production during its annual Field Day on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a free lunch included. There will also be two demonstrations after lunch: on drones and genomics selection. The entire event is free and open to the public. “We provide the newest methods to help…

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Tackling A Challenge

Jared Decker has received a grant for $2 million to study to cattle genetics

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 right cattle for different environments. Cattle that are poorly adapted to their environment don’t perform as well as those that are comfortable with their surroundings. “We’re trying to create…

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