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

October 21, 2016
2016 Fall Iowa Thoroughbred and Breeders and Owners Association Sale is in the Books Kela’N It was the top selling yearling for Iowa State University’s consignment at the annual Fall ITBOA... more

October 19, 2016
The Iowa State University Meat Judging Team recently competed in the 2016 American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest presented by Elanco Animal Health and hosted by Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE... more

October 14, 2016
Block and Bridle Club, one of the largest undergraduate clubs on campus, is hosting the annual Little North American Showmanship Competition this Saturday, October 15, at the Jeff and Deb Hansen... 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