Beef


A Change in Pace

Thompson Research Center field day moves to evening format

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 of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Thompson Research Center field day has been held in the morning hours with a free lunch. This year’s event was moved to the evening, with a free dinner…

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Improving Beef Cattle Production

Thompson Research Center field day set for Sept. 21

The Thompson Research Center has revamped its field day schedule for 2017, moving to an evening program and including a farm tour before the presentations begin. Registration and a wagon tour of the Center will begin at 3:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 6:15 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the farm near Spickard. There will be a free dinner at 7:15 p.m. “The tour will give individuals…

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Presenting Useful Information for Producers

Thompson Research Center Field Day focuses on beef cattle

The Thompson Research Center explores beef cattle production systems and hosts an annual Field Day to bring those findings to local producers and landowners. Thompson Research Center Superintendent Rodney Geisert talks to attendees of the Thompson Research Center Field Day, which took place Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Spickard. The Thompson Research Center Field Day, held Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Spickard,…

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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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Improving Beef Cattle Production

Thompson Research Center takes a look at beef cattle during annual Field Day

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 students heard numerous topics on management strategies to improve beef cattle production. “We had a really great crowd and a lot of great presentations,” Superintendent Rodney Geisert said. “Guests…

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Rebuilding the Herd

Heifer management helps to produce quality beef

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 keeping female offspring to breed. Managing beef heifers is as important as using improved genetics in developing replacements, says David Patterson, professor at College of Agriculture, Food and…

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For Better Bovine

Thompson Research Center Field Day to highlight management strategies to improve beef cattle production

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 operations. Since its inception in 1870, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)at the University of Missouri has been there to provide research for the state’s livestock…

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Profit By the Numbers

QB helps increase higher quality calves worth more at market time

USDA statistics on the production of Choice and Prime beef over the past several decades show that … Expand ▸USDA statistics on the production of Choice and Prime beef over the past several decades show that the industry is producing fewer head of Choice cattle than needed to fill the market demand — fewer than at almost any point in the last 50 years. According to…

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Wanted: Better Beef

Improved breeding could meet demand for high-quality beef

With better genetics, Missouri beef producers can help supply the growing demand for high-quality beef, said a University of Missouri Extension beef specialist. “Until just a few years ago, we didn’t have the tools to change our marketing,” said David Patterson, leader of the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program. Patterson, speaking at an MU Extension meats workshop, said demand for…

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