Morning Ag Clips notes Egyptian researcher at UMaine studying ruminant animals

Morning Ag Clips reported that Alaa Rabee from the Desert Research Center in Egypt will arrive at the University of Maine on June 24 to conduct research on ruminant animals and their ability to convert feed into sugars that can be used in biofuel production. Over the next six months, Rabee will study the gut microbes of cows at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching and Research Center in Old Town, as well as cows and sheep at nearby farms, to evaluate their potential as sources of enzymes that could be used in biofuel production or other technology. This international exchange has been facilitated by Sue Ishaq, assistant professor of animal and veterinary sciences at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture.