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Ag Data Commons migration begins October 18, 2023

The Ag Data Commons is migrating to a new platform – an institutional portal on Figshare. Starting October 18 the current system will be available for search and download only. Submissions will resume after the launch of our portal on Figshare in November. Stay tuned for details!

Angus Sequence Data: Animal 20544

    Whole genome sequence data for Bovidae Bos taurus - beef Angus. The data is in "fastq" format. The National Animal Germplasm Program has germplasm for this animal, with the repository number 20544.

    Angus Sequence Data: Animal 16378

      Whole genome sequence data for Bovidae Bos taurus - beef Angus. The data is in "fastq" format. The National Animal Germplasm Program has germplasm for this animal, with the repository number 16378.

      Data from: Environmental footprints of beef cattle production in the United States

        To quantify important environmental impacts of beef cattle production in the United States, surveys and visits of farms, ranches and feedlots were conducted throughout seven regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northern Plains, Southern Plains, Northwest and Southwest). Life cycle environmental impacts of U.S. beef cattle production were determined. Annual carbon emission was 243 ± 26 Tg CO2e (21.3 ± 2.3 kg CO2e/kg carcass weight). Annual fossil energy use was 569 ± 53 PJ (50.0 ± 4.7 MJ/kg carcass weight). Blue water consumption was 23.2 ± 3.5 TL (2034 ± 309 L/kg carcass weight). Reactive nitrogen loss was 1760 ± 136 Gg N (155 ± 12 g N/kg carcass weight).

        Product System Model for Beef Production 2011

          Product system boundaries (cow-calf-finisher, CCF) include all material and energy flows associated with crop production and live cattle operations. Cattle inventory flows include the cow-calf operation and end with market weight finisher cattle and culls resulting from one full year of operation. The total live weight produced in one year is 2914841.44 kg and is comprised of the following animals: Finished cattle: 3724 (581 kg/finisher), Culled cows: 1156 (636 kg/cow), Culled bulls: 58 (908 kg/cow). These data were developed using Integrated Farm System Model and are intended to represent the MARC cattle operation in Nebraska in 2011. The data were a product of a project funded by the National Cattleman's Beef Association.

          Organic Beef Data from Integration of Crops and Livestock Project

            As the organic forage-finished beef industry continues to grow, it is important to understand factors that affect meat quality, characteristics of beef that influence human health, and sensory attributes of cooked beef. Research on alternative breeds and forage types that influence meat quality, FA and AA profiles, and sensory attributes in an organic forage-finished production system, as well as comparisons with alternative breeds is lacking. Data release is part of data management plan with USDA-NIFA funding. Data is from organic dairy beef steers collected at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN.

            National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Modeling: Animal Performance Information

              This page allows you to download data from the National Animal Nutrition Program animal performance data repository directly into an Excel file. Component data sets: [NRC Dairy Report](https://animalnutrition.org/node/12); [Lofgreen Garrett](https://animalnutrition.org/node/13); [Environmental Stress](https://animalnutrition.org/node/27): [to follow]; [Beef Digestiblity](https://animalnutrition.org/beef-digestibility): [to follow]; [USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center](https://animalnutrition.org/usda-barc).

              National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Feed Composition Database

                This database was developed by the [Feed Composition Sub-Committee](https://animalnutrition.org/node/38) and serves as a freely-available, centralized resource for up-to-date nutrient composition data for feedstuffs commonly fed to animal species. There are currently 123 ingredients and 129 nutrients represented in the database.

                Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM)

                  The Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM) is a process-based simulation of dairy, beef, and crop farming systems. This whole farm model provides a tool for evaluating the long term performance, economics, and environmental impacts of production systems over many years of weather.