University of Missouri-Columbia
MU South Farms
Agricultural Experiment Station
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Columbia, Boone County

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Field Day
*September 27, 2014

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John Poehlmann
Director, Field Operations
2-20 Agriculture
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4450
email:
PoehlmannC@missouri.edu

Donna Marie Thomas
MO AES Field Operations
2-21 Ag Building
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4450
email:
thomasdm@missouri.edu

Mission

South Farms include commodity-specific research farms and Research Support Services, which provides equipment and labor for many of the projects.

Researchers at the Swine Research Center are studying the effect of temperature on average daily gain; overall reproductive performance of sows at puberty age; reproductive performance using high fiber diets; utilization of amino acids; embryo maturation and transfers; and in-vitro fertilization.

At the Beef Research Center, researchers are looking at cattle performance on fescue pastures; maternal recognition of pregnancy; effects of backgrounding on feedlot cattle; and breeding resistance to fescue toxicity.

Research with horses evaluates the role of fescue toxicity in agalactia and stillbirth.

Research is also being conducted in the areas of turf grasses, poultry and entomology.

The MU Department of Agricultural Engineering is looking at machinery for one-pass incorporation and the effects of improper spray applications.

Additionally, the Missouri Foundation Seed program uses the South Farms to increase the sales of newly developed seed varieties to dealers.


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College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
at the University of Missouri

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