by Duane Dailey
University of Missouri
Extension Senior Writer
When national attention shifts to Joplin on Aug. 31 for a two-day Beef Reproduction Conference, the sweet spot will remain at Spickard. Cows at the MU Thompson Farm in Grundy County point the beef industry in a new direction.
Many of the planned talks about improving profits by selling high-quality beef are tied to research in the Thompson herd.