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’18 ISU Animal Industry Report available online

This year’s edition has nearly 80 articles organized under eight categories ranging from animal products and environment to poultry and small ruminants.

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center
The 2018 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report, now in its 15th year of featuring a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State, is available online. The report, coordinated through the Animal Science Department, is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

This year’s edition has nearly 80 articles organized under eight categories ranging from animal products and environment to poultry and small ruminants. The report includes a table of contents and is available on the Iowa State Digital Repository. This site has links to all years of the AIR beginning with the first issue in 2004.


By the numbers:

From 2004-18

1,392 articles have been published as part of the Animal Industry Report

            Readers from 10,300 institutions in 206 countries downloaded articles 240,957 times

In just the first three months of 2018

Readers from 1,402 institutions in 131 countries downloaded articles 11,026 times.


 

Don Beermann, chair of the Animal Science Department, says the report combines reports from researchers on campus and across the state, including research that relates to the beef, dairy, poultry and swine industries in Iowa.

“A variety of professionals conducted the research 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 says. “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.”

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