Feeding Management in Nutrition and Nutrient Management for Livestock - Poultry Professionals

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2003: $99,635.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Federal Funds: $97,950.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,685.00
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:
Lynn Vanwieringen
Washington State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed formulation, feed rations, manure management, mineral supplements, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, cover crops, double cropping, intercropping, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, relay cropping, tissue analysis
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal abstract:

    This was a successful year for the WIN2ME (Western Integrated Nutrition and Nutrient Management Education) project. The educational materials and events conducted in 2004 were well received by the audiences that attended. A summary of educational materials and education venues during 2004 include: 1 survey, 5 workshops, 1 field day, 15 fact sheets, 16 PowerPoint presentations, and 2 newsletter articles. Four workshops were targeted toward individuals with limited to no experience in animal nutrition, and one workshop was targeted toward animal nutritionists. A notebook that included fact sheets and PowerPoint presentations was provided for participants at the workshops.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    1. Provide training to Ag Professionals in feed management concepts and practices that minimize the import of nutrients to the farm and provide economic and environmental sustainability Provide training in the use of computer models and software for strategic ration balancing, whole farm nutrient balance, and whole farm economics Develop educational materials that are specific to the Pacific Northwest regional animal industries while utilizing national curriculum developed to address nutrition in the context of nutrient management Provide workshop materials that could be used by other states in the region.
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.