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NIFA Invests Over $13M in Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation Program

The AFRI Animal Nutrition, Growth and Lactation Program promotes innovative work in cellular, molecular, genomic and whole-animal aspects of nutrition, growth and lactation. Program priorities focus on:  nutrient utilization and efficiency, including influence and impact of the gastrointestinal microbiome, especially mitigation of enteric methane and other greenhouse gases; innovative approaches to feed formulation or use of novel alternative feedstuffs, especially those that may contribute to reducing emission of methane and other greenhouse gases; improving the quality and efficiency of producing meat, milk, eggs, fish, and animal fiber; and metabolic disorders and nutritional deficiencies affecting production.

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FY2022 Awardees:

  • USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • American Meat Science Association;
  • Auburn University (2 awards)
  • Cornell University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oklahoma State University(2 awards)
  • Purdue University (3 awards)
  • Texas Tech University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • University of Arkansas; University of California-Davis
  • University of Connecticut (2 awards)
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland (3 awards)
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of Wisconsin

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