The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has broken ground on a commercial-size cattle research center that leaders say could transform the beef supply chain.
Chancellor Ronnie Green tells Brownfield the Klosterman Feedlot Innovation Center connects research, producers, consumers and processors. “That is built to reflect the industry. Built to reflect the commercial scale of the industry. Built to reflect the commercial conditions of the industry. That’s pretty rare. There are a number of feedlot centers around the country, but there aren’t many that are practical, sensible and industry scale like this.”
The $7.5 million project is funded through a combination of public and private funding and will be operational near Mead, NE, in the next several years.