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

November 23, 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing six Iowa Staters for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop... more

November 6, 2015

If you are walking around campus or traveling through Kildee, Curtiss, or Lagomarcino halls take some time to congratulate these students for receiving awards from the the North American Meat... more

November 2, 2015

Annual Chuckwagon Breakfast

Cyclone homecoming kicked off with the 2015 Annual Department of Animal Science Chuckwagon Breakfast held at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture... 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