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National Program 101: Food Animal Production

Project Annual Reports from National Program 101

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Alleviating Rate Limiting Factors that Compromise Beef Production Efficiency
Range and Livestock Research
Miles City, MT
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Developing a Systems Biology Approach to Enhance Efficiency and Sustainability of Beef and Lamb Production
U.s. Meat Animal Research Center: Genetics and Animal Breeding Research
Clay Center, NE
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Identifying Genomic Solutions to Improve Efficiency of Swine Production
U.s. Meat Animal Research Center: Genetics and Animal Breeding Research
Clay Center, NE
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Developing a Systems Biology Approach to Enhance Efficiency and Sustainability of Lamb Production
U.s. Meat Animal Research Center: Livestock Bio-systems Research
Clay Center, NE
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2021
Improving Livestock Production by Developing Reproductive and Precision Management Technologies
U.s. Meat Animal Research Center: Livestock Bio-systems Research
Clay Center, NE
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Optimizing the Biology of the Animal-Plant Interface for Improved Sustainability of Forage-Based Animal Enterprises
Forage-animal Production Research
Lexington, KY
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Development of Gene-editing Technologies in Livestock to Address Agriculturally Relevant Problems
Plant Genetics Research
Columbia, MO
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2020 2021
Investigating Microbial, Digestive, and Animal Factors to Increase Dairy Cow Performance and Nutrient Use Efficiency
U.s. Dairy Forage Research Center: Cell Wall Biology and Utilization Research
Madison, WI
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Forage Characteristics and Utilization that Improve Efficiency of Growth, Performance, Nutrient Use, and Environmental Impacts of Dairy Production
U.s. Dairy Forage Research Center: Dairy Forage Research
Madison, WI
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Enhancing Genetic Resistance to Marek’s Disease in Poultry
U.s. National Poultry Research Center: Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Research
Athens, GA
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Enhancing Sustainability and Production Efficiency through Improved Management and Housing Design in Commercial Broilers
Poultry Research
Mississippi State, MS
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Improving Efficiency of Growth and Nutrient Utilization in Heavy Broilers Using Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters
Poultry Research
Mississippi State, MS
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Improved Genome Assembly, Annotation, and Selection
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Improving Dairy Animals by Increasing Accuracy of Genomic Prediction, Evaluating New Traits, and Redefining Selection Goals
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Improving Feed Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability of Dairy Cattle through Genomics and Novel Technologies
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alternatives to Antibiotics: Developing Novel Strategies to Improve Animal Welfare and Production Efficiency in Swine and Dairy
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021
Development of New Technologies and Methods to Enhance the Fertility, Utilization, and Long-Term Storage of Poultry and Swine Germplasm
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2019 2020 2021
Novel Integrated Nutrition and Health Strategies to Improve Production Efficiencies in Poultry
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory
Beltsville, MD
In-House Appropriated (D)
Annual Reports by Year: 2018 2019 2020 2021