Chew on This: Ruminant Research Makes for Healthier Cows and Sheep
The cattle and sheep industries contribute an estimated $333 billion to the U.S. economy every year. Researchers at the University of Alaska and other land-grant institutions are investigating the factors that improve fertility among these ruminants. Collective research to date could lead to substantial savings for producers. One project developed a vaccine to prevent a disease that causes loss of pregnancy or unhealthy calves. This vaccine could save could save beef producers $10-15 million a year.
NIFA provides support with Multistate Research Funds (MRF).
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