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Iowa State University - Animal Industry Report 2010

by 5m Editor
2 April 2010, at 12:00am

The Iowa State University (ISU) Animal Industry Report 2010 covers the research activities that relate to the animal agriculture industries - including poultry - in the state of Iowa, combining research reports from faculty associated with various departments on campus.

The research conducted to support the viability of each of the industries in Iowa is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

The year of 2009 continued to be an extremely trying year for animal agriculture in Iowa. Record high feed prices were a disaster for the cattle feeding, dairy and swine industries where record losses were reported by these industries.

Since animal agriculture makes up 46 per cent of the agriculture income and provides significant jobs for people in the state, this has serious consequences for the economy of the state as well as the future of these industries.

Long term viability will be dependent upon improving the efficiency of operations so that they can become more profitable.

The research reports present a variety of research as it relates to the animal agriculture industries in Iowa.

Some research relates to improving production efficiencies while other research relates to improving environmental quality, animal product food safety and animal behaviour and well-being.

Poultry Reports

Seven leaflets were published on poultry in ISU's Animal Industry Report 2010. Click on the titles below to access the leaflets:

Further Reading

- You can view the full report from ISU by clicking here.


March 2010