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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Big Number, Little Calf

If it wasn’t for genomic testing, Mogul Pastel would be just another heifer calf valued around $750. But her Holstein Association’s USA’s Genetic Total Performance Index (GTPI) is so far beyond…

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The Science of a Soil Test

With harvests winding down, the farm’s focus might turn away from the fields. According to specialists at the University of Missouri, now is just as good as ever to find out what your ground…

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Who’ll Report the Rain?

Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry … Expand ▸Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab…

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A New Tool for Agriculture

Since its inception in 1870, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri has provided the best for the people of the state. Now it is bringing the research…

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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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