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PRIORITY AREAS FOR RESEARCH - FY 2020/2021 SECOND RFP - CLOSED
$475,000 is available this round for projects related to the following areas as it relates to poultry, swine, lamb, sheep and goat production in the Commonwealth, as described below:
Innovative research for mass depopulation of domestic livestock in commercial confinement operations of large scale such as commercial swine and commercial layer facilities, with priority being placed on humane, safe, practical and efficient manners to euthanize large number of animals in a timely manner.
Practical biosecurity implementation for commercial and backyard domestic livestock operations recognizing the inherent risks such operations may pose to each other and face from wildlife.
Increase diagnostic tools offered/available within the PADLS system to support food animal production, with focus on endemic production-oriented diseases and enhanced diagnostic testing modalities to detect, differentiate and manage such pathogens.
Telemedicine: development, training and opportunities for food animal veterinarians to explore inherent value of remote telemedicine to address challenges in rural PA to support livestock health and animal productivity in remote areas of Pennsylvania.
Better understand the various ethnic (cultural/faith) markets to better capture direct marketing of food animals custom harvested and traceability to ensure safe and wholesome food
Solicitation of industry input on specific diseases (PRRS, EDS) to identify and estimate the economic impact the disease would have on PA food animal operations
Establish practices and protocols to mediate/prevent/eliminate/eradicate bed bugs on poultry farms
$50,000 is available for the following priority area:
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis for all of animal agriculture throughout Pennsylvania. This includes an evaluation of small ruminants, swine, poultry, dairy and beef. A complete analysis of the Commonwealth with regional subsection findings will assist in identifying economic impact, environment footprint, regional challenges and areas of growth for animal health and food safety.
Submit proposals online no later than:
QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer Reed-Harry at 717-651-5920 or firstname.lastname@example.org