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Current National Research Council (NRC) Reports

The National Research Council (NRC) was founded in 1916 with a mission to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health. As such, the NRC serves as the principal operating agency of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) [see 'Articles of Organization of the National Research Council']. In 1944, the NRC established the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) within the National Academy of Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies to form ad hoc expert committees in addressing specific technical questions related to animal nutrition. Thus, in the context of animal nutrition, the NRC generates species-specific reports that serve as the authoritative source of state-of-the-art recommendations for meeting nutrient requirements of agricultural animal, companion animal, and aquacultural species alike. Found below are links to the latest NRC reports for the various species, and additional resources associated with modeling efforts can be found on the NANP Nutrient Requirement Models page.

NRC Reports per Species

Beef (2014) 

Swine (2012) 

Horses (2007) 

Dairy (2001) 

Poultry (1994) 

Small Ruminants (2007) 

Fish and Shrimp (2011) 

Dogs and Cats (2006)