2005 ISU Animal Industry Research Report Available on CD-ROM, Online

February 15th, 2005

For the second year in a row, the annual Iowa State University report on animal agriculture includes summaries on all animal research done at Iowa State. And it is available both on CD-ROM and on the Web.

"This year's report again combines reports from researchers across campus, including research as it relates to the beef, dairy, equine, poultry, sheep and swine industries in Iowa," said Maynard Hogberg, chair of the animal science department.

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

Researchers in the departments of agricultural and biosystems engineering, animal science, natural resource ecology and management, economics and veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine contributed to the report. The research was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The research summaries are organized to reflect the priorities established for the experiment station.

The articles cover research done by ISU faculty, staff and graduate students; visiting scholars; ISU Extension county and field staff; and collaborators from other universities and professions.

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.

The complete report also is available online at http://www.ans.iastate.edu/AIR/.

Contacts: 

Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (515) 294-2160, hogberg@iastate.edu
Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, (515) 294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu
Susan Thompson, Communications Service, (515) 294-0705, sander@iastate.edu