PBS Research Facilities

PBS headquarters is located in northeast Missouri with an onsite office, wet lab, research pens, and cattle backgrounding facility.  The headquarters is conveniently located only 3 hours from the Kansas City area and 2 hours from the St. Louis airport.      


  PBS is comprised of multiple sites located in the northeast corner of Missouri.  The company owns and operates a backgrounding yard located on 12 acres just south of Monticello.  There are four, in-line bunk pens with a capacity of approximately 70 head in each pen (PBS Cattle).  A small grass pasture (not quite two acres) is reserved for specialty sorting and temporary housing.  Shelters/shades as well as automatic waterers are located in each pen.  There is a processing facility on site that has weigh scales, a squeeze chute and sorting pens.


    














    
In addition to the stocker yard, PBS has 
a 50-acre pasture that is used extensively for grazing.         


        The rest of the 430 acres is split into two 50-acre pastures; one is just two miles north of those mentioned above and the fourth pasture is approximately 8 miles from the others.  All three of the smaller 50-acre pastures are cross-fenced and grazed intensely.  By having multiple locations, PBS is capable of isolation and segregating treatment groups and eliminating nose-to-nose contact and cross-contamination (PBS Research).