AMES, Iowa -- The 2014 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. This report features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. This year’s edition has more than 100 articles organized under 10 categories. The report, including a table of contents, is available on the AIR portion of the ISU animal science department website, http://www.ans.iastate.edu/report/air/.
The report combines reports from researchers on campus and out in the state, as well as including research that relates to the beef, dairy, poultry, sheep and swine industries in Iowa, Hogberg said. It also has sections on animal health, companion animals and the environment.
A variety of professionals conducted the research for this report, including ISU faculty, staff and graduate students; visiting scholars; ISU Extension and Outreach field staff; and collaborators from other universities and professors. Some research relates to improving production efficiencies while other research relates to improving environmental quality, animal health, animal product food safety and animal behavior and well-being. All are important aspects of keeping animal agriculture strong and viable, and contributing to the economy and quality of life in Iowa.