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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

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... more

January 22, 2018
Congratulations 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 &... more

January 19, 2018
Greg Messerschmidt is the Department of Animal Sciences' new Ruminant Nutrition Farm Manager. Greg was born and raised in Adel, Iowa and grew up on a small farm and spent most of his childhood... 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