Enhancing Pork Flavor and Fat Quality with Alternative Diets

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Amount:
$164,211.61
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Guilford
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to support the efforts of NCA&T University to assist tobacco farmers in transitioning to alternative agriculture opportunities with increased profit margins by raising swine in ways that enhance pork flavor (diet, genetics, and management systems) and produce pork with favorable fat profiles (high levels of unsaturated fats) for health conscious markets. The project will develop new products for upscale markets.

Contact:
Dr. N. Radhakrishnan 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 (336) 334-7995
Areas Served:
Statewide

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