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Research Project: Support Effort for Developing Scientific Information and New Technology to Solve High Priority Problems for U.S. Beef, Sheep, and Swine Industries

Location: Genetics and Animal Breeding

Project Number: 3040-31000-104-006-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2019
End Date: Jun 1, 2024

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have had a strong cooperative relationship at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) since the development of the Center over 50 years ago. This cooperative agreement is a continuation of that effort. The University provides personnel to produce and care for the ARS owned livestock, as well as crops produced to feed livestock, at the research center. ARS provides the management of the Center, strategic vision, priorities, scientific leadership and laboratory expertise. The UNL support effort provides assistance to a multidisciplinary team of ARS scientists at the Center. These ARS scientists are engaged in a multitude of collaborative research projects with UNL faculty located in Lincoln as well as UNL faculty from around the state.

The USDA, ARS, USMARC will provide the strategic, operational leadership, laboratory expertise, technical supervision, land, facilities, and equipment to support this effort. In alignment with the strategic vision of the Center, the University will provide the qualified personnel to care for and manage the livestock and crops involved in studies and the safe operation, care, and maintenance of required infrastructure. UNL will gather and manage field data in conduct of research projects.