Extension News

2009 ISU Animal Industry Report Available on CD-ROM, Online

2/3/2009

AMES, Iowa -- The sixth annual Iowa State University (ISU) Animal Industry Report is now available online and on CD-Rom. This report features summaries on all animal research done at Iowa State, and was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

 

Maynard Hogberg, chair of the ISU animal science department, said the complete report is available online at 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, goat, and swine industries in Iowa,” Hogberg said. “This year’s report is organized by species and also has sections on animal health, the environment, and companion animals.”

 

A variety of professionals conducted the research for this report, including ISU faculty, staff and graduate students; visiting scholars; ISU Extension county and field staff; and collaborators from other universities.

 

“The research covers topics such as improving production efficiencies, environmental quality, and animal product food quality,” Hogberg said. "These all are important aspects of keeping animal agriculture strong and viable, and contributing to Iowa's economy and quality of life.”

 

To order a CD-Rom send $10 per disk to the Iowa Pork Industry Center, 109 Kildee, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3150. Or call (515) 294-4103.

 

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Contacts :

Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (515) 294-2160, hogberg@iastate.edu

Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, (515) 294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu