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

June 24, 2016
The Iowa State University Meat Quiz Bowl Team headed down to San Angelo, Texas this past week to Angelo University for the Reciprocal Meats Conference.   They participated in the Meats Quiz Bowl... more

June 23, 2016
Exhibitor is preparing the calf for exhibit The  Miniature Hereford Breeders Association (MHBA) in conjunction with the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation is hosting a youth... more

June 22, 2016
Animal Science Professor, Dr. Curtis Youngs, attended the Borlaug Conference in early June.  See the full story here.

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