We hope our Animal Science and Dairy Science students are having a great semester. We thank you for choosing Iowa State University and are happy to have you back on campus! If you are interested in joining the Department of Animal Science, click the apply button below or contact us for more information.

We, in Animal Science, want you to know we are always here for you. We are just a phone call or email away. Go Cyclones!

Enriching lives through animals

The Iowa State University Animal Science program is recognized globally as being one of the best programs for students to receive experiential learning. We boast state-of-the-art research facilities in swine nutrition and ruminant nutrition and have teaching farms in the areas of swine, sheep, beef, poultry, dairy and equine.  Students are able to gain the knowledge needed to be successful in an Animal Science or Dairy Science career. We invite you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and to become familiar with our diverse curriculum in the animal sciences. We take pride in integrating science, practice and innovation to serve the needs of citizens and animal industries.

Recent News

Gail Carpenter
June 30, 2022

Gail Carpenter will begin a new role on July 1 as assistant professor in dairy extension and outreach in the Department of Animal Science. Carpenter brings a high-energy approach to the position with a unique combination of practical production experience and enthusiasm for helping others through research, teaching and outreach in applied dairy cattle nutrition and management.

2022 Iowa State Dairy Farm Open House
June 28, 2022

The Iowa State University (ISU) Dairy Farm Open House was brought to life again after a two-year hiatus and held on Friday, June 10th, 2022 from 7am to noon. Despite a rainy start to the morning, this free event saw close to 650 visitors throughout the duration of the event.

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