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Swine school grant gets green light today

by 5m Editor
1 October 2007, at 10:16am

US - $460,000 worth of funding, to develop swine schools, becomes a reality for the US Pork Center of Excellence today.

The three-year grant, awarded to the center by the US Department of Agriculture's Co-operative State Research, Education and Extension Service, will be used to encourage more research and swine-based science programs at universities across the US.

The Swine Schools will develop courses in different areas of pork production, test the courses and evaluate the results. The programme aims to halt the decline in pure and applied pig research which has become apparent across the academic and commercial sectors in recent years.

The US Pork Center of Excellence, located at the National Swine Research and Information Center on the Iowa State University campus, was established in 2005 as a public-private partnership to combine the academic expertise in research, teaching and extension in pork production.


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