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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

May 22, 2018
A new special publication released by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology addresses omega-3 fatty acids. Led by task force chair Donald Beitz, animal science, the authors focused... more

May 22, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last Monday the appointment of 18 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods.... more

May 22, 2018
Kaylee Rowland, PhD student in the Lamont group, won third prize for her poster presentation at the National Breeders Roundtable in St. Louis. The title of Kaylee's poster is " GWAS of... 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