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Research Project: Software and Database Development Related to Forage and Animal Production Systems

Location: Forage and Livestock Production Research

Project Number: 3070-21610-003-016-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2020
End Date: May 31, 2022

Objective:
Develop PC and smartphone based software and database applications related to forage and animal management.

Approach:
Beef produced in the Southern Plains (SP: Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas) provides a significant portion of the nation's red meat while contributing greatly to family income in the region. Development of software, database and remote sensing applications using advanced computational and statistical algorithms to assist researchers and producers in managing forage and animal production systems would greatly contribute towards cutting the production costs and increase net profits. The cooperative team comprised of researchers from ARS and the Cooperator will develop software and database applications (1) to improve remote collection and accessibility of pertinent plant, animal and system related data, and (2) to develop an animal management information system to meet Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee requirements.