AMES, Iowa -- The third annual Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is available online and on CD-ROM. This report features summaries on all animal research done at Iowa State and funded by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Maynard Hogberg, chair of the Iowa State animal science department, said the complete report is available online.

"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 products, the environment and companion animals."

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

"The research covers topics such as improving production efficiencies, environmental quality, animal product quality and food safety," 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.

SOURCE: Iowa State University College of Agriculture.