The vision for National Program 101 is to furnish the scientific community and the food animal industries with scientific information, biotechnologies, and best management practices that ensure consumers an abundant supply of competitively priced animal products which enhance human health, ensure domestic food security and enhance the efficiency, competitiveness and economic and environmental sustainability, of the food animal industries.
To foster an abundant, safe, wholesome and competitively priced supply of animal products produced in a viable, competitive, and sustainable animal agriculture sector of the U.S. economy, the mission of the Food Animal Production Program is to:
1) Safeguard and utilize animal genetic resources, associated genetic and genomic databases, and bioinformatic tools;
2) Develop a basic understanding of food animal physiology for food animal industry priority issues in animal production, animal well-being, and product quality and healthfulness; and
3) Develop information, best management practices, tools, and technologies that can be used to improve animal production systems, enhance human health and ensure domestic food security.