Raising Farm Animals

Whether for meat, eggs or dairy products, animals provide humans with food products that we consume everyday. By noticing which animals are producing the most eggs or milk, farmers and agricultural scientists can make sure those traits are inherited by the next generation of farm animals.

Studying Genetics for Increased Food Production

Studying genetics in chickens and cows has led to an improvement in the eggs, milk and chickens that are produced and purchased at the grocery store. Check out how this is done at Iowa State University.


How might studying chickens and cows be helpful to feed the people of Iowa and people all over the world?