Animal Production and Protection; ARS

Type: 
Climate Programs
Organization: 
USDA, ARS
Description: 

The mission of animal production and protection national programs is to improve the health, well-being, and efficiency of livestock, poultry, and aquatic food animals to ensure a productive and safe food supply. Emphasis is placed on germplasm characterization, improvement, and conservation; understanding the mechanisms of disease resistance, and the development of tools to prevent, control, or eradicate diseases that threaten our food supply or public health; and identifying and developing sustainable systems for production of high quality meat, milk, and eggs.

Category: 
animal health, marine health, food production, food safety, research, public health

Geography:

Contact Information: 
Silverstein, Jeffrey Deputy Administrator jeff.silverstein@ars.usda.gov 301-504-4700 5601 Sunnyside Avenue GWCC 4-2108 Beltsville MD 20705
Status/Type: 
Program
Science