Ohio State University builds new feed mill

02-02-2007 | |

More than $5.5 million has been granted tpo build a new Wooster feed mill run by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center at Ohio State University (OSU). The current feed mill is out of date and worn out.

Steve Slack, director of OARDC, said OSU needs a new
feed mill to study the nutrition of livestock animals such as dairy cows,
poultry and swine. The funding for the project was approved by the Ohio
controlling board, which administers state funds. He said the mill produces feed
for a couple thousand animals that are part of OSU agricultural research
programmes. None of the animal feed is sold
commercially.

Pioneering work in animal nutrition
He
said research on farm animal feed is important not only in terms of the animal
products people eat, but also in terms of what animal nutrition tells us about
human nutrition. “Most of our nutritional knowledge for humans is based on
pioneering work with animals in the early last century,” he said. To be
able to do good research quality and purity of the formulated feed is critical”
he said.

Slack said he expects the new feed mill to be running sometime
in 2008.

External link:
Ohio Agricultural Research
and Development Centre

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