The report combines papers from researchers on campus and out in the state, as well as research that relates to the beef, dairy, poultry, sheep and swine industries in Iowa. It also has sections on animal products, companion animals and the environment. “The research covers topics such as improving production efficiencies, environmental quality, animal product quality and food safety,” said Maynard Hogberg, chair of the ISU animal science department. “These all are important aspects of keeping animal agriculture strong and viable, and contributing to Iowa's economy and quality of life.”
A variety of professionals conducted the research for the report, including ISU faculty, staff and graduate students; visiting scholars; ISU Extension field staff; and collaborators from other universities and professors.