U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack halted research in March at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center until better animal welfare oversight procedures were put in place.
The center’s director says it has addressed the recommendations in a report by a U.S. Department of Agriculture panel.
The five-member panel toured the center in March and found no evidence of animal mistreatment. But it said the center’s animal welfare committee wasn’t fulfilling its responsibilities to review and oversee research.
The center conducts scientific studies to help the livestock industry increase the quantity and quality of meat production.