• Meat Science Program
  • Grad Student in lab

Welcome to 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

April 28, 2016
Last week the Iowa State University Egg Industry Center hosted their 8th annual Egg Industry Forum at the Embassy Suites in downtown Chicago.  The goal of the forum is to update or increase... more

April 28, 2016
The 72nd Annual Block and Bridle Horse Show took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center this past weekend.  The show was for exhibitors to bring their horses and be... more

April 26, 2016
  Posters lined Kildee Hall on Tuesday, April 26 with Agriculture Education and Studies Science With Practice (SWP) posters.  Each Spring the class has a Poster Presentation and... more

Upcoming Events

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