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Improving the efficiency of feed use in the cattle industry

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88555
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2009-01103
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3 C CATTLE FEEDERS, INC.
103 E MAIN ST Mill Creek, OK 74856 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Improving the efficiency of feed use in the cattle industry
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $349,422.00
 

Abstract:

3-C Cattle Feeder, in collaboration with the New Product Development Center [NPDC] at OSU will develop enhanced prototypes to be tested in the field. The doors to the feeder will be controlled by an RFID reader which actuates a motor allowing the feeder doors to open. For safety, the doors are fail-safed using an infrared safety switch to prevent the doors from closing on a cow or calf, while their heads are still in the feeder. These tests will be conducted both at OSU and at several ranch sites in Southern Oklhaoma. Statistical data will be gathered using the new enhanced feeders and non-controlled feeders. These data will be analyzed to determine stistical significance between the enhanced feeders and the control. Part of the Marketing Plan for 3-C Cattle Feeder will build the basic feeder containers and purchase necessary equipment off-the-shelf. This will ultimately make the feeders more economically priced cattle feeders. The last phase of this project will be to begin implementing the marketing/commercialization plan.

Principal Investigator:

Chance Runyon
Chief Operating Officer
5803843943
clyder@wilnet1.com

Business Contact:

Cecil Carter
Business and Accounting Manager
5803715265
ccarter@mscok.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 C CATTLE FEEDERS, INC.
103 E MAIN ST Mill Creek, OK 74856

EIN/Tax ID: 731612154
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No