Research and outreach through the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) seeks to address short- and long-term critical industry priorities linked to sustainability — managing antibiotic resistance, curbing infectious diseases, improving animal welfare and boosting environmental stewardship. Examples of projects include understanding the effects of new animal housing standards by analyzing animal behavior and working with cattle producers to learn how bovine leukemia virus may be impacting productivity.
- In 2019, 20 new M-AAA research and outreach projects were funded.
- For projects funded in 2017, researchers leveraged $4 in additional funding for every $1 awarded.
- Every $1 of investment in animal agriculture research yields $10 in economic return, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.