Thompson Research Farm

Cattle and calves

About

Spickard (1,600 acres)

George Drury donated the land for the Thompson Farm in 1956. Past research has focused on beef cattle production systems and crops management. Current research focuses on beef cattle reproduction, genetics, and feeding, with an additional small focus on agroforestry and timber management.

Directions

668 NW Hwy C
Spickard, MO 64679

  • Go north of Trenton on Hwy. 65 to Rt. A.
  • Go west 11 miles on Rt. A to Rt. C.
  • Go west 2 miles on Rt. C to the farm.

Staff

Research Highlights

  • Reproductive performance, heifer development, supplementation strategies and animal health factors. 
  • Selection and development of desirable traits through breeding of beef cattle.
  • Steer/heifer backgrounding and cattle finishing options.

Extension & Education