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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Collaborative Cattle Research Between ARS and Ndsu-Hettinger Research Extension Center

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 5445-21310-002-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2016

Objective:
Develop feeding strategies to grow yearling cattle to slaughter readiness in the fall on high quality forage diets (hay or silage) with limited amounts of supplemental concentrate (flaxseed), and determine the effects on resulting of omega-3 fatty acids in the beef.

Approach:
The USDA-ARS, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL) will cooperate with North Dakota State University (NDSU) through its Hettinger Research and Extension Center (HREC) to conduct collaborative livestock feeding trials comparing different levels of flaxseed supplementation. Cattle growth rate and feed efficiency will be determined along with the levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the beef.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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