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Feds, Saskatchewan to invest $7.8M in livestock research projects

Funding will cover 26 projects and renew funding for Prairie Swine Centre

January 22, 2016   by Canadian Staff

SASKATOON—Ottawa is joining the province of Saskatchewan in investing $7.8 million toward 26 different livestock and forage-related research projects.

The funds, made available through the Agriculture Development Fund will renew core funding for the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, as well as numerous other projects.

“Examples of research projects include the efficiency of feed and nutrient status based on the core body temperature of beef cattle, comparing cicer milkvetch varieties and advancing the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,” the Canadian government said.

Ottawa noted third parties, including Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association, the Western Grain Research Foundation, the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board, also contributed $800,000 in funding.


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