Foremost Dairy Research Center

Foremost Dairy Research Center is at the intersection of traditional hands-on teaching and cutting-edge research. Overall, the Center supports more than 425 cattle, including Holstein and Guernsey breeds. Its work improves the health of dairy herds and the quality of their milk. The funds for the Center’s land were donated by J.C. Penney, along with a herd of prize-winning Guernsey cows.

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Making Good Management Decisions

Nearly five years ago, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) revised its CAFO regulatory rules for catastrophic and chronic weather events. CAFOs, concentrated animal feeding…

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Preparing For Planting

With the harvest season wrapped up and colder weather settling in, the time is perfect to revisit the farming equipment that was so vital during the past year. The winter months provide an ideal…

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Cooler Temperatures Expected This Winter

Temperatures have started to cool and coats and sweatshirts have been pulled out of the closets. Tony Lupo, University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science, said those coats could get a lot…

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FDA Changes Coming for Livestock Owners

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to be prepared for the upcoming Food and Drug Administration changes to antibiotics that will go into effect on Jan. 1. Craig Payne, director of…

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Virtual Tour of Foremost Dairy Research Center

A Working Farm Run by Students and Faculty

Students get experience in every aspect of running a dairy farm from milking and feeding to waste disposal, breeding and fiscal management.

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A Rural Research Laboratory

Faculty and students conduct research and experiments to determine how to maximize milk output and efficiency while maintaining the health of the herd.

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