National Center Research Projects

One of the major outcomes of the first year of National Center activity was the completion of 20 White Papers detailing the state of the science on topics related to animal production and waste management. A primary goal of these papers was to determine what is known about each topic and where the data needed to enable sound, science-based decisions are lacking.

Based on the research needs identified by the White Papers, the following nine projects will be supported with second-year funds. These projects were chosen to help provide missing data on topics relating to animal production and waste management. Efforts were made to find projects where National Center funds could be combined with other funding sources to broaden the scope and capabilities of existing projects. The nine projects and participating universities are:

  1. Whole Farm Management to Utilize Nutrients and Protect Water Quality
    -University of Wisconsin-Madison
    -Cornell University
  2. Socioeconomic Issues of Manure Handling Decision Rules
    -University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. Decision Support Tool to Estimate Livestock Manure Losses to Water
    -Purdue University
    -Texas A&M University
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    Cooperative funding with TAES Beef Initiative, TAES Animal Waste Management Initiative, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board/Advanced Technology Program (ATP), and USDA-ARS Section 224 Environmental Nutrition
  4. Development of a Nationally Applicable Farm Level Budgeting Model of Cost, Benefits and Physical Effects of Selected Manure Management Systems
    -University of Missouri-Columbia
    -North Carolina State University
  5. The Economics of Co-Permitting
    -University of Maryland
  6. Impacts of Swine Manure on Water Quality with Emphasis on Antibiotics
    -Iowa State University
    -University of Arkansas
    -University of Minnesota
  7. Emissions of Particulate Matter and Ammonia from Cattle Feedyards and Dairies
    -Texas A&M University
    -University of California-Davis
    -Cooperative funding with TAES Air Quality Initiative and TAES Animal Waste Management Initiative
  8. Comparison of Swine Manure Collection Systems and Housing Units
    -North Carolina State University
    -University of Minnesota
    -Iowa State University
    -Ohio State University
    -Michigan State University
    -Cooperative with Six State Consortium Funding
  9. Manure Production and Composition from Current Swine Genetic Lines
    -Purdue University
    -University of Missouri-Columbia
    -Oklahoma State University
    -Texas A&M University
    -Michigan State University

    -Cooperative with Six State Consortium Funding

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