Start your Adventure in Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at Iowa State University invites you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and current students to become familiar with our diverse programs in the animal sciences. Our departmental programs integrate science, practice, and innovation to serve the immediate needs of animal industries. Moreover, our faculty direct programs that provide new knowledge and information to confront the challenges in the future.

Recent News

March 27, 2017
Pictured above:  Members of the Washington County 4-H Club The Department of Animal Science hosted 4-H members from Washington County on March 23 for a day-long program focused on beef... more

March 27, 2017
Swine Genetics International and Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club hosted the Proven to Win pig sale at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on Saturday, March 25.... more

March 27, 2017
Iowa State University and Midwest Dairy Association worked together to provide a Day of Dairy on Thursday, March 23.  The event was geared towards ISU students but was open for others to attend... more

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Points of Pride

  • The Department of Animal Science has Five Distinguished Professors (more than any other department on campus) and two University Professors

  • Teaching and Research Farms for Dairy, Beef, Equine, Poultry, Sheep, and Swine

  • Highest Ranked Animal Breeding and Genetics Group in the United States and one of the top Four Worldwide

  • Award Winning Meat Science Program

  • Animal Science has five Distinguished Professors, more than any other Department on campus, and two University Professors