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  1. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  3. PRECISE INJECTION OF NH3 USING PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION METERING

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective application control systems. Ammonia costs will increase with energy cos ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of Automated Pig Weighing

    SBC: Osborne Industries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Raising pigs has become a specialized agribusiness. Pork producers have a desire to improve their efficiency of production in a cost effective manner. One tool to accomplish this is knowing the weight of the pig as it grows. This knowledge provides greater assistance in managing the feeding program as well as avoiding financial penalties when marketing. Feed costs account for 60% of the cost p ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. Good Natured Food Campus- An Economic and Cultural Engine for the NorthSide Regeneration Plan

    SBC: RAINBOW ORGANIC FARMS CO            Topic: 812

    A vastly under-served community, located in an impoverished, 1,500-acre tract in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, is in dire need of increased accessibility to nutritious food. Most of the buildings are torn down, decayed, and abandoned. There are no grocery stores selling nutritious, local, and fresh foods; it is very much a food desert. However, a great opportunity to enrich the lives of this co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a Sorghum Doubled Haploid Breeding System

    SBC: HEARTLAND PLANT INNOVATIONS            Topic: 82

    Sorghum acres in the United States and around the world are declining. If this trend is to be reversed, new tools for sorghum crop improvement are needed. Sorghum is a naturally drought-tolerant, heat-resistant crop that can play an important role in meeting ever-increasing global needs for food, feed, and fuel. However, sorghum lags behind other crops in making progress on breeding for yield incr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. HIGH VALUE CANOLA PROTEIN FOR BIO-ADHESIVES APPLICATIONS DERIVED FROM CANOLA MEAL

    SBC: SUNHAI BIOADHESIVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 88

    Shoes, cars, electronics, self-adhesive notes/envelopes, engineered wood composites, coatings and paints are just a few of the many products requiring adhesives.Many adhesives, however,are made from non-renewable petroleum-based materialsraising concernsfor increased petroleum usage and reliance, a source ofenvironmental pollution and human health problems related toacute chemical exposure. Theref ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Single-injection, self-contained booster vaccine

    SBC: ORBIS BIOSCIENCES, INC.            Topic: 83

    Vaccination is a particularly powerful weapon in the fight against wide-spread livestock disease. Commercially available vaccines, however, are often difficult and costly for livestock producers to use properly, leaving individual animals - and by extension the global food supply - at risk. More specifically, many vaccines on the market today require multiple injections spaced several weeks apart ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. SBIR Phase II: Innovations in manufacturing technology for a probiotic containing Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125

    SBC: MEGASTARTER, LLC            Topic: 83

    Use of high-concentrate diets in cattle production is a common practice in the United States to maximize production efficiency, enhance meat quality, and minimize meat and milk cost of production. Transition from high-fiber to high-concentrate diets is challenging and put the animals at risk for acidosis. Megastarter LLC is commercializing a liquid Megasphaera elsdenii culture, Lactipro, helping c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Phosphorus removal from ethanol condensed thin stillage to produce a profitable, recycled fertilizer, while improving surface water quality.

    SBC: KANSAS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES LLC            Topic: 84

    The expansion of the ethanol industry has led to the wide spread availability and economic pricing of distillers grains (DGS), resulting in significant amounts of DGS being commonly included in animal diets. DGS typically replaces corn and protein supplements in the ration, but is has a much higher phosphorus concentration than corn. Therefore, the inclusion of DGS in livestock rations can signifi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture

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