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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM Subcommittee on Criteria for a National Feed Composition Data Base Committee on Animal Nutrition Board on Agriculture National Research Council NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1995
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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. This study was supported by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 59-0530-1-194, by the Cooperative State Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 91-COOP-2-6711, by the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement No. FD-R-000783-01, by the Cooperative Extension Service, under Agreement No. 91-EXCA-1-0160, and by the National Agricultural Library, under Agreement No. 58-0540-1-188. Additional support was provided by the Corn Refiners Association, the National Barley Growers Association, the Salt Institute, and the Archer Daniels Midland Company. A limited number of copies is available from: Board on Agriculture National Research Council 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 Copyright 1995 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project. Printed in the United States of America
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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRITERIA FOR A NATIONAL FEED COMPOSITION DATA BASE JOSEPH P. FONTENOT, Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University DWAYNE R. BUXTON, Agricultural Research Service at Iowa State University GEORGE C. FAHEY, University of Illinois LAWRENCE R. JONES, Cornell University JAMES E. NOCEK, Agway, Inc., Tully, New York RODNEY J. NOEL, Office of the Indiana State Chemist and Purdue University KEITH E. RINEHART, Perdue Farms, Inc., Salisbury, Maryland GERALD C. WEIGEL, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, Illinois COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL NUTRITION HAROLD F. HINTZ, Chair, Cornell University GARY L. CROMWELL, University of Kentucky GEORGE C. FAHEY, University of Illinois RONALD L. HORST, National Animal Disease Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa TERRY J. KLOPFENSTEIN, University of Nebraska LAURIE M. LAWRENCE, University of Kentucky ALICE N. PELL, Cornell University JERRY L. SELL, Iowa State University ROBERT P. WILSON, Mississippi State University KARIN M. WITTENBERG, University of Manitoba, Canada Staff MARY I. POOS, Project Director CHARLOTTE KIRK BAER, Research Associate DENNIS BLACKWELL, Senior Project Assistant
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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM BOARD ON AGRICULTURE DALE E. BAUMAN, Chair, Cornell University PHILIP H. ABELSON, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. JOHN M. ANTLE, Montana State University MAY R. BERENBAUM, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign LEONARD S. BULL, North Carolina State University WILLIAM B. DELAUDER, Delaware State University SUSAN K. HARLANDER, The Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota RICHARD R. HARWOOD, Michigan State University T. KENT KIRK, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin JAMES R. MOSELEY, Jim Moseley Farms, Inc., Clarks Hill, Indiana, and Purdue University NORMAN R. SCOTT, Cornell University GEORGE E. SEIDEL, JR., Colorado State University CHRISTOPHER R. SOMERVILLE, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Stanford, California JOHN R. WELSER, The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan Staff SUSAN OFFUTT, Executive Director CARLA CARLSON, Director of Communications JANET L. OVERTON, Editor
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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Harold Liebowitz is president of the National Academy of Engineering. The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine. The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts and Dr. Harold Liebowitz are chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the National Research Council.