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

September 22, 2016
The Animal Science Department has SEVEN members that are being honored on this coming Monday (Sept. 26) at the University Award Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm in the Great Hall... more

September 15, 2016
The Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team recently competed at the National Barrow Show in Austin, MN. Out of 15 total teams, Iowa State finished as the 4th overall team. Individually, Katlyn... more

September 13, 2016
Mark your calendars as The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center will host the 4th Annual Bacon Expo on Saturday, October 8 from 11 am to 2pm.  Tickets are $12/person 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