The 2019 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. The annual report, began in 2004, features a variety of animal industry-related research and study done at Iowa State that is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The report is coordinated through the animal science department.
The report is published by the Iowa State University Digital Press, using a new publication system this year. The direct link to the 2019 issue is https://www.iastatedigitalpress.com/air/issue/146/info/ where you can see the entire list of articles, arranged by an alphabetical list of categories.
All previous AIR issues have been moved to this program and are available on this page https://www.iastatedigitalpress.com/air/issues/ . By choosing “Articles” from the top row on any page, you can search for specific articles in the entire compilation of AIR issues by date or author, and by using a list of provided filter words and phrases.
Don Beermann, chair of the animal science department, said the report combines individual research project reports from researchers on campus and out in the state, including research that relates to the beef, dairy, poultry and swine industries in Iowa.
“A variety of professionals conducted research and evaluated results for this report, including Iowa State faculty, staff and graduate students; visiting scholars; Iowa State Extension field staff; and collaborators from other universities and professors,” Beermann said. “Some article content 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.”