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Published April 25, 2011, 06:23 AM

USDA research grant targets feed efficiency

URBANA, Ill. — The sustainability of the beef industry continues to be an issue in agriculture today. Will the industry be able to survive high feed and land prices? A $5 million USDA-NIFA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant has been awarded to a multidisciplinary group of researchers from eight institutions to develop DNA-based technology to predict genetic merit for feed efficiency.

By: Jennifer Shike,

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