668 NW Hwy C, Spickard, MO, 64679

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The Thompson Research Center will host its annual field day on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Center near Spickard. The event is free and open to the public.

• 3:30 p.m.: Registration & Farm Tour
• 6 p.m.: Welcome — Rodney Geisert, Thompson
Research Center Superintendent
• 6:15 p.m.: Developing breeding strategies to expand use of sex-sorted semen in the US beef industry — Jordan Thomas, MU Division of Animal Sciences
• 6:45 p.m.: Winter nutrition for beef cows — Eric Bailey, MU Division of Animal Sciences
• 7:15 p.m.: Dinner & Visit Vendor Displays
• 7:45 p.m.: Hair shredding scores: A tool to select heat-tolerant cattle — Harly Durbin, MU Division of
Animal Sciences
• 8 p.m.: The most important trait for beef cattle selection — Jared Decker, MU Division of Animal Sciences
• 8:15 p.m.: How have quality premiums changed with lower cattle prices? — Scott Brown, MU Agriculture and Applied Economics

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