Project Number: 3040-31000-090-03-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
To develop scientific information and new technology to solve high priority problems for the U.S. beef, sheep, and swine industries. The University of Nebraska and the USDA, ARS have had a strong cooperative program at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) since the development of the Center. The University provides personnel to produce feed and care for the livestock in the studies. ARS provides the overall management of the Center, strategic vision and priorities, facilities, scientific leadership, and laboratory expertise. This cooperative effort utilizes the resources of both parties in a very efficient manner to support a multidiscipline-oriented large animal research program. This cooperative agreement is funded by all the research projects at the USDA-ARS, Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) located in Clay Center, Nebraska.
In alignment with the strategic vision and management of ARS, the University will provide qualified personnel to care for and manage livestock involved in studies as well as the safe operation, care, and maintenance of required infrastructure such as vehicles, scales, fences, corrals, rangeland, roads, crop land, buildings, and associated equipment; to gather and manage field data in conduct of research projects; and to provide agriculture crop production and utilization support. ARS will provide the strategic operational leadership, scientific leadership, laboratory expertise, necessary technical supervision, land, facilities, and equipment required to conduct research.