The Missouri Quality Beef by the Numbers team was awarded the 2013 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Mission Integration of Research, Education and Extension. The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources nominated the team, consisting of David Patterson and Michael Smith (reproductive biologists); Jerry Taylor and Robert Schnabel (geneticists); Monty Kerley (ruminant nutritionist); D. Scott Brown and Joseph Parcell (agricultural economists); Scott Poock (veterinarian); and F. Duane Dailey (journalist). They were honored for outstanding achievement in promoting the improved production of beef through innovative integrated research, education and extension programs in reproduction, genetics and beef cattle management.
Missouri Quality Beef Team recognized for integration of research, education, extension
MU Beef Nutritionist Justin Sexten helps producers extend forage supplies through the winter
For the second year in a row, Missouri farmers endured a significant drought, stressing crops, impacting yields and limiting forage supplies for livestock producers. Justin Sexten, beef nutritionist in CAFNR’s Division of Animal Sciences, partnered with the Missouri Corn Merchandizing Council, the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Mississippi Lime to demonstrate how to improve digestibility of […]
Heat-stress app helps producers reduce livestock losses
Livestock researchers at College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources are developing a smartphone app enabling cattle producers to more conveniently and reliably monitor livestock conditions in relation to local temperature and humidity levels.
QB helps increase higher quality calves worth more at market time
The University of Missouri rolled out the Quality Beef by the Numbers program last week. The project helps producers raise more calves that grade USDA Prime by using highly proven sires.
Quality Beef By the Numbers aims to boost producer profits
Quality Beef by the Numbers is the official name of a University of Missouri and industry joint project to boost the quantity of Prime and Choice grade beef produced in Missouri and neighboring states.