Mobile Lab Provides Opportunity to Discuss Animal Welfare in the Beef Industry
The University of Nebraska Extension Husker Mobile Beef Lab is teaching Nebraska youth about microbiology, ruminant nutrition, food production, forage resources management, anatomy and physiology, and more. The mobile lab provides an opportunity to discuss animal welfare in the beef industry. Youth learn about the science of the digestive system and the four compartments of the cow’s stomach. Nebraska Extension ﬁrst introduced the traveling exhibit in eastern Nebraska in September 2011 and since then has traveled to more than 70 locations with more than 15,000 youth and adult participants. A second mobile lab is available in western Nebraska.
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