National Pork Producers Council Awards Lois Britt Scholarships

March 9, 2018

NPPC Friday at its annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – awarded scholarships to 10 college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship program is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and managed and administered by NPPC. The 2018 winners of the $2,500 scholarships are:


• Jacob Sterle, Iowa State University, Animal Science

• Erin Bryan, University of Illinois

• Tim Grote, University of Illinois

Results from Missouri Association of Meat Processors Contest by Dr. Sherry Olsen

March 9, 2018

The meat judging team traveled to the University of Missouri-Columbia this past weekend and competed in the 2018 Missouri Association of Meat Processors Contest. This contest was comprised entirely of processed products donated by processors from across Missouri. Classes included: boneless hams, bone-in hams, bone-in smoked pork chops, center-cut ham slices, frankfurters, ring bologna, coarse ground fresh bratwursts, sliced bacon, sweet peppered bologna, and summer sausage.

ISU students compete at Midwest Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

February 21, 2018

The North American Intercollegiate Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge took place February 7-9th in Madison, Wisconsin and ISU students were in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams! The Challenge allows dairy science students to apply theory and learning to real world dairy while working as part of a team. Dr. Hugo Ramirez is ISU's coach and team members include Cassie Krebill, Kassidy Buse, Brady Goetz, Breyer Ott and Sabrina Portner.

40th Annual Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest Results

February 16, 2018

The 40th Annual Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest was hosted in the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory on Saturday, February 10. Ten teams (76 contestants) competed in this annual event: Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State University, Tarleton State University, The Ohio State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and West Texas A&M University. The team won beef judging, was third in beef grading and reasons, and fifth in lamb judging.

Iowa State Livestock Judging Team Wins Iowa Beef Expo Cattle Judging Contest!

February 16, 2018

The 2018 Iowa State Livestock Judging Team Successfully competed at the 2018 Iowa Beef Expo judging contest in Des Moines, IA. Fifteen students allowed Iowa State to field multiple teams in the contest. Iowa State finished 1st and 2nd in placings, 2nd in oral reasons, and was named the Champion and 4th Overall Teams in the contest! Top individuals overall were Skylynn Fleming (2nd), Evan Dietz (3rd), Jacob Hinshaw (5th), and Lacey Knodle (10th).

Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team Successfully Competes at National Western Stock Show

January 22, 2018

A new team consisting of 15 students from 6 different states have kicked off their judging careers at Iowa State! The spring judging season commenced with the Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team competing at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. Iowa State University finished as the 3 rd overall team in swine judging, 5 th overall in beef judging, 5 th overall team in reasons and 5 th overall team.

Dairy Judging Team takes home 2nd Place

January 22, 2018

Dairy Judging TeamCongratulations to the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team who took 2nd place overall at the Southwest Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas in which 14 teams competed.

Study Abroad Fair January 18th in MU

January 10, 2018

The Iowa State University Study Abroad Office will be hosting their spring study abroad fair on January 18 th from 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. in the Memorial Union, Great Hall. The CALS Study Abroad Office will be in attendance sharing about upcoming international travel opportunities through travel courses, exchange programs, internship and individual opportunities. Our office will also be on hand to answer any questions that students might have about studying abroad through the college. 

News from Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University

January 10, 2018

The successful distance education program, SowBridge, begins its tenth year in February. ISU animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said the program is designed to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets. Operation owners, employees, technicians, managers and technical service providers are encouraged to consider registering. The first session is Feb. 7 .


Beef Bash a Blast

December 12, 2017

Beef BashDecember 2 at the Jeff and Deb Hanson Agriculture Student Learning Center youth in grades 7-12 attended the 2017 Beef Blast. This workshop, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State Department of Animal Science, taught participants about working with beef cattle. Youth had a variety of hands-on workshops to explore genetics.

Christensen, Peters, and Timms Win 2017 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Awards

December 12, 2017

Leo TimmsDuring the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit held on December 7 in Ames, Iowa, the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) recognized Christensen Feedlot / Royal Beef, Peters Beef Genetics, and Dr. Leo Timms of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Ames for the 2017 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Awards.


Dairy Judging Contest Results

November 30, 2017

The junior dairy judging team competed on November 5 th, 2017 in Louisville, KY at the North American International Livestock Exposition Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Team members included: Macey Betcher, Plainview, MN; Katie Kerndt, Lansing, IA; Mason Lettinga, Middleview, MI; Mary Scott, Westgate, IA; Alex Brand, Ellsworth, WI; and Logan Domeyer, Colesburg, IA. In the Ayrshire Division, Iowa State was 7 th Overall and was 1 stplace in the Brown Swiss Division with Mary Scott in 5 th place and Mason Letting

Meat Judging International National Championship in Dakota City, NE

November 22, 2017

The 2017 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team finished in 9th place at The International National Championship in Dakota City, NE behind Texas Tech, Kansas State University, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M, South Dakota State University, Florida, and Nebraska. In divisions, the team was 7th in lamb judging, 8th in beef judging and total placings, 9th in overall beef and specifications, and 10th in beef grading.


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