University of Missouri Receives $300,000 Grant to Expand Cattle Research

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Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the USDA, University of Missouri’s Division of Animal Sciences will be able to expand on their leadership opportunities regarding their vast research and work with beef cattle reproduction and genetics. The grant will be used to develop The National Center for Applied Reproduction and Genomics (NCARG) in Beef Cattle. The goal of the project will be to promote the economic impact of the technologies Mizzou’s animal sciences faculty has developed and are using every day.

“We’re not trying to fill people’s heads with new knowledge – it’s more about lighting a fire,” said Jared Decker, an Extension beef geneticist at the University of Missouri. “We’re focused on helping farmers and ranchers understand the technology, but, more than that, to trust the technology and identify ways they can use it. We want to educate producers and help them take the next leap.”

The grant will also include work with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. NCARG will have a big focus on continuing education for veterinarians, including educational and training opportunities for veterinary students, graduate students, farmers, ranchers, and allied industry professionals.

“The center again underscores the collaborative environment between schools and programs that exist at Mizzou to advance training for veterinary and animal science students, and research that benefits Missouri stakeholders,” said College of Veterinary Medicine Interim Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology).

To learn more about this exciting grant and the great work that University of Missouri’s Division of Animal Sciences is doing, read more here.

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