Project Number: 3064-21660-004-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2021
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.
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.