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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Food Animal Production (NP #101)
Strategies to Optimize Meat Quality and Composition of Red Meat Animals
(In-House Appropriated)
Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation and Training Center
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Contribution of Mitochondrial Function to Beef Longissimus Flavor, Tenderness, and Color Stability Across pH Classes
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Determining Specifications for Tenderness Claims of Beef Top Sirloin
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Food Safety, (Animal and Plant Products) (NP #108)
Assessment of Genotypic and Phenotypic Factors for Foodborne Pathogen Transmission and Development of Intervention Strategies
(In-House Appropriated)
Genomic and Metagenomic Differences in Foodborne Pathogens and Determination of Ecological Niches and Reservoirs
(In-House Appropriated)
Mitigation Approaches for Foodborne Pathogens in Cattle and Swine for Use During Production and Processing
(In-House Appropriated)
Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Detecting, Salmonella and Characterizing Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Salmonella and E. coli in Swine
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Investigating Mobile Genetic Elements (Viromes and Plasmidome) and the Ecology of Microbial Community and Resistance Gene Reservoirs Towards Under..
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Investigating the Emergence and Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance in High Risk Beef Cattle
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Efficacy of an Experimental Escherichia Coli O157 Subunit Vaccine for Cattle in Feed Yard Conditions
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluate Short- and Long-term Genetic Variation of Shiga Toxin-containing Escherichia coli O157:H7
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Validation of a novel method for the detection of select Salmonella serovars in raw meat enrichments
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)