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

February 21, 2017
Pictured above from left to right:   Miranda Lemke (Techmix Employee), Lesa Vold, Jessica Menke, Daiton Tietz, Julie Jespersen, Danny McCorkel, Marina Hilbert, Hongwei Xin, Cameron Hall,... more

February 21, 2017
We welcome Dr. Ranga Appuhamy as Assistant Professor to the Department of Animal Science!  Dr. Appuhamy comes to us from the University of California-Davis.  There he focused on dairy... more

February 7, 2017
There is a brand new bovine skeleton in Kildee Hall.  The skeleton is used for students to learn the different bones of the cow skeleton.  Students are able to gain hands-on experience by... 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