U.S. Meat Animal Research Center Briefing Room
The Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) was authorized by Congress on June 16, 1964, following transfer of the Naval Ammunition Depot from the Department of Defense to the Department of Agriculture. Scientists at USMARC develop scientific information and new technologies to solve high priority problems for the U.S. beef, sheep, and swine industries. Objectives are to increase efficiency of production while maintaining a lean, high-quality, safe product; therefore, the research ultimately benefits the consumer as well as production and agri-business sectors of animal agriculture.
Research objectives include:
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