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According to Duane Norman, research leader of ARS's Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL), at Beltsville, Maryland, "When selecting traits for Lifetime Net Merit, the trait's economic value, its level of hereditary influence, and the amount of variation in the trait are all taken into account.
In South Korea, the Korea Animal Improvement Association (KAIA) has been responsible for testing using the USA body scoring system since 1980.
His research project bridges the missions of two key ARS livestock improvement labs--the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) and the Gene Evaluation and Mapping Laboratory (GEML)--both located at Beltsville, Maryland.
He works at the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.
Many critics said GLAZA used too much of its money on its large staff, and spent too little on animal improvements.