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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

September 22, 2017
Eggs-on-a-stick handed out at the 2016 Iowa State Fair set a new record at 162,576. Helping achieve that goal and pictured here is Egg Industry Center (EIC) Director Dr. Hongwei Xin and ISU Food... more

September 22, 2017
Iowa State University Animal Science graduate students Brooke Dooley and Carrie Shouse are performing vital research at the ISU dairy farm involving dairy cow nutrition and disease depletion.... more

September 14, 2017
Erin Horst, Animal Science PhD student under the direction of Dr. Lance Baumgard is being awarded the John Brandt Memorial $25,000 scholarship from Land O'Lakes foundation to support her studies in... 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