The University of Wisconsin Regent’s Board has approved plans to build a US$75 million poultry and livestock products lab on the Madison campus.
The lab will contain research and training facilities for developing new products for animal and human use.
It would also include an “isolatable” pilot processing plant where researchers could test ideas for preventing contamination of food by disease-causing organisms.
The plan still remains subject for approval by the state building commission, only then can it be included in the state budget.
The state of Wisconsin would provide half of the funding for the project, the other half must be sought from private firms and organizations involved in the poultry , milk, and meat and industries.