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Commercial-Scale Implementation of Blue-Catfish Germplasm for Hybrid Production

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90488
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-02114
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.7
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BAXTER LAND COMPANY ,INC
114 E SPEEDWAY ST Dermott, AR 71638-2317
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Commercial-Scale Implementation of Blue-Catfish Germplasm for Hybrid Production
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $390,904.00
 

Abstract:

Our long-range goal is to cryopreserve blue catfish sperm reliably at a commercial scale in a cost-effective manner for high-throughput production of catfish hybrids. This effort could allow farmers to specialize in germplasm only, or hybrid fingerling production only, thereby diversifying the industry and enhancing economic opportunities for catfish producers throughout rural southeastern region of the United States, a region that is impoverished and economically suppressed. By ensuring a reliable supply of blue catfish sperm for the production of hybrids, the industry can continue to be profitable amid rising prices for fuel and feeds, thereby maintaining food security for the nation. Furthermore, our industry will continue to compete effectively in a market that has seen an influx of cheap and sometimes low quality imports.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Baxter
Vice President
8706443596
jjeffbaxter@aol.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Wargo
Business Agent
8708662803
awargoiii@seark.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

BAXTER LAND COMPANY ,INC
114 E SPEEDWAY ST Dermott, AR 71638

EIN/Tax ID: 710232873
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No