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

August 28, 2015

Exhibitors and their families, buyers, representatives from Iowa Foundation for the Advancement of Agriculture ,  ISU meats judging team students and faculty attended to view the carcasses of the state fair champions.   They learned about how the different species used... more

August 17, 2015

Today, August 17th, 2015 sees the launch of Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science's new website.

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