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

Skaar, Heifer buyback program
January 14, 2022

The Department of Animal Science is excited to share a new hands-on learning experience for students interested in beef cattle management and marketing. This unique experience for undergraduate students, the heifer development program, was developed by beef farms manager, David Bruene, along with Associate Professor Brad Skaar and Professor Dan Loy who teach the beef production and management/marketing classes in the Department of Animal Science.

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