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Our Research

The Minnesota Beef Team has three primary areas in which research is focused: reproductive management, beef cattle nutrition, and beef quality.

Reproductive Management

Reproductive Management research includes investigation focused on improving reproductive efficiency through the use of embryo transfer, inducing twinning to increase reproductive efficiency in beef cattle operations, synchronizing estrus in replacement beef heifers and cows, and determining the influence of diet and body composition on reproductive responses.

Beef Cattle Nutrition

Beef cattle nutrition research includes investigation on optimizing nutrient utilization for growth and reduced environmental impact and evaluation of alternative feeding and management practices in beef cattle systems.

Beef Quality

Beef quality research includes development of pre and/or post-weaning management practices that enhance meat quality and safety, determining the value of pre-conditioning programs, and evaluation of factors that predispose beef to greening of injection-site lesions.

Where We Do It

The beef team conducts its research not only on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, but also throughout the state at the University's Research and Outreach Centers.

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