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Research Project: Collaborative Cattle Research Between ARS and NDSU-Hettinger Research Extension Center

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 3064-21660-004-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2021

Objective:
Develop new strategies to produce cattle by integration of pastures, annual crops and crop residues and prairie hay, and determine the effects on animal growth, carcass characteristics, and beef quality and fatty acid concentrations.

Approach:
The USDA-ARS, Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL) will cooperate with North Dakota State University (NDSU) through its Hettinger Research Extension Center (HREC) to conduct collaborative cattle production trials comparing different approaches to growing and fattening calves and yearlings. Cattle growth rate will be determined along with carcass characteristics and beef quality including fatty acid concentrations.