The MU Forage-Livestock Group is a collection of faculty, staff, and students who conduct research, teaching, and extension at the University of Missouri.
The group formed in the 1971, as plant and animal scientists met informally over the lunch break to discuss and plan grazing experiments. Today, the Forage-Livestock group includes more than 20 scholars and their elite teams, housed primarily in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). Professors Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Ag Economics, and Ag Engineering collaborate with colleagues in the School of Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The purpose of the MU Forage-Livestock Group
The purpose of the MU Forage-Livestock Group is scientific discovery and application in the area of forage-livestock agriculture. The primary focus areas include cow-calf production, pasture-based dairying, and animal health. Other areas include precision agriculture and wildlife habitat. The goal is to increase the profitability of Missouri’s livestock industry while protecting the state’s natural resources.
MU Forage-Livestock Group Meetings
The MU Forage-Livestock Group holds informal meetings to review new data, host international speakers, train graduate students, develop extension programs, create multi-disciplinary curricula, and explore funding opportunities.
The MU Forage-Livestock Group includes faculty, staff, and students who conduct research, teaching, and extension at the University of Missouri. Their goal is to provide the science that will increase the profitability of Missouri’s livestock industry while protecting the state’s natural resources.