WEB-BASED TOOLS TO ENHANCE LIVESTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE IN REGIONAL and LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2015-33610-23577
Agency Tracking Number: 2015-00321
Amount: $98,103.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.12
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
271 HOLLOW RD, Stuyvesant, NY, 12173-0000
DUNS: 079101260
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BRYAN PETRUCCI
 (413) 229-0276
 bryan.petrucci@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Joan Snyder
Title: Sec`y-Trea
Phone: (518) 758-7214
Email: snyder@froghollow.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project seeks to introduce web-based technology tools to the livestock industry that would equilibrate business risks between farmer and processor, moving the relationships toward mobile technology for convenience and reliability, and increasing business efficiency for both parties.Our project is designed to make small to mid-sized livestock farms more profitable by assuring the availability of a necessary component of infrastructure -- namely, slaughter and processing -- when the availability of these services is required. Equally, it is designed to increase the viability and growing profitability of slaughter and processing facilities, whose existence is essential to livestock farmers in all rural areas near metropolitan centers. The raising of livestock and the processing thereof are interdependent activities. Neither can grow and prosper, neither can do its share to build rural communities, without both being economically sustainable, and without sharing the business risks associated with meat production.

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