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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)
Evaluating Current Cattle Standards/Guidelines
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
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)
Holistic Tactics to Advance the Microbiological Safety and Quality of the Red Meat Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Identification, Genomic Characterization, and Metabolic Modeling of Foodborne Pathogens in the Meat Production Continuum
(In-House Appropriated)
Prevention and Mitigation of Pathogen Transmission from Cattle and Swine to Food, Water, and Environment
(In-House Appropriated)
Precision Bacteriophage Identification Through Machine Learning for Mitigating Persistent Colonization of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Cattle
(Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Detecting, Salmonella and Characterizing Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Salmonella and E. coli in Swine
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Improving Detection of Antimicrobial Resistant E. coli and Salmonella in Swine
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Precision Bacteriophage Identification Through Machine Learning for Mitigating Persistent Colonization of Shiga Toxin...
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collective Dynamics of Environmental Multispecies Biofilms That Facilitate Sanitizer Tolerance and Dissemination of Foodborne Pathogens
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Evaluation of the Spatial and Longitudinal Distribution of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes and Occurrence of Potential Horizontal Gene Transfer...
(Reimbursable Cooperative 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)
SARS-CoV-2 Impact on Meat Production: A Farm to Plate Approach
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Effects of Deep Cleaning Sanitation on Biofilms and Pathogens
(Trust Fund 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)
Identification of actionable sentinels for Salmonella contamination of lymph nodes and determining the impact of environmental contamination levels.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Validation of a novel method for the detection of select Salmonella serovars in raw meat enrichments
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)