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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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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A Full-Time Function

Work begins at 4 a.m. each day at the Foremost Dairy Research Center in Columbia – and it doesn’t end until 9 p.m. Dairy cows need to be milked twice a day. Foremost Dairy has 210 head of cattle…

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An Unusual Month

Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, had one word to describe the rather hot and dry month of June: unusual. “When you have a strong El Niño like we did this…

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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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