Friday, February 4, 2011

Southeast Missouri opening beef research facility

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University's Agriculture Department will have a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning for the opening of its new beef research facility.

The facility will be used for beef management by Southeast students. It will also be used to facilitate DNA sequencing of beef cattle, which plays a big role in improving feed efficiency and meat quality.

The facility will provide a place for the beef to be kept together so their feed can be monitored and the meat quality can be evaluated. Dr. Michael Aide, Chair the Agriculture Department, believes that this new facility will benefit far more than just the students of Southeast Missouri State University.

"This will really provide a quality facility for education but it will also provide a facility for research where we hope to improve farm profitability all through Southeast Missouri," Dr. Aide said.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 10:00 this morning at the David M. Barton Agriculture facility. The ceremony is open to the public.

Katie Long, KRCU


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