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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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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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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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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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The (Academic) Road Less Traveled

Pair of students work on dual degrees through MS/DVM program

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 conducting field trials related to their master’s research as graduate students in the Division of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. That may seem like a full…

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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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