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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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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Developing a Bond

For the past year, David Hoffman, Wendy Flatt and Marcia Carlson Shannon have been preparing for the first-ever University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy. The academy is focused…

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A Challenge Awaits

Tim Reinbott has always loved a challenge. His newest one begins in January. Reinbott, the superintendent at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo., will move into a new role at the beginning…

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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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