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Apollo, therapy dog hours
December 02, 2021

Congratulations to Team Apollo (handler/owner Dr. Laura Greiner) for becoming a registered therapy dog team with Animal Assisted Professionals.

Iowa State dairy judging team at NAILE
November 29, 2021

The Iowa State dairy judging team competed in the North American International Livestock Exposition’s Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held in Louisville, KY.  Team members included: Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA. 

Knicks Go
November 22, 2021

Iowa State University’s horse program continues to reach new heights by breeding quality horses and encouraging student participation in all facets of the industry. In November 2021, a group of students from Animal Science 217 Equine Farm Practicum attended the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, Kentucky to witness the sale of the 2021 weanling colt raised by Iowa State University.

Gavin Meyer and David Langer
November 11, 2021

A unique activity in Animal Science 425 – Swine Systems Management provides real world experience to students about to enter careers in the swine industry. This capstone course covers a variety of topics on genetics, reproduction, nutrition and more.

One of their recent assignments for class focused on utilizing the Provimi Pig Flash Program to evaluate feeder pig profitability. The Provimi Pig Flash Program uses real-time values to predict producer profitability in a variety of scenarios.

2021 Iowa Ranch Rodeo Championship
November 11, 2021

The Iowa State University Rodeo Club is holding their first annual Ranch Rodeo Championship on Saturday, November 13

Gary Sullivan
November 09, 2021

Gary Sullivan received his B.S.

2021 Cargill High Plains Meat Judging Contest - Iowa State Meat Judging Team
November 02, 2021

The Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team and Coach Caroline Downey travelled to Cargill in Friona, TX, to complete in the annual High Plains Contest on October 31, 2021.

2021 American Royal, Iowa State Meat Judging Team
October 26, 2021

The Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team and Coach Caroline Downey travelled to Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE, to compete in the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest on October 17, 2021.

Bob Walton autobiography
October 19, 2021

Animal science alumnus Robert (Bob) Walton, '61 PhD, recently finished volume one of his

Meat Science Club Holiday Hams
October 19, 2021

Each fall, the Meat Science Club processes, cooks, and smokes holiday hams and ham hocks as a club fundraiser. Through this, club members gain hands on meat processing experience they may not get in their regular classes.

Meat lab internship, raspberry chipotle bacon
October 08, 2021

Four interns joined the team of meat science experts at the Iowa State University Meats Labo

ISU Meat Judging team at 2021 Eastern National
October 08, 2021

The Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team and Coach Caroline Downey travelled to The Ohio State University – Columbus and competed in the Eastern National on October 2, 2021.

Iowa State Swine Teaching Farm at 2021 National Barrow Show
October 04, 2021

The Iowa State Swine Teaching Farm exhibited the Reserve Overall Champion Truckload which was also the Champion Crossbred Truckload at the 2021 National Barrow Show.

Iowa State Dairy Judging Team at 2021 World Dairy Expo
October 01, 2021

On September 27th, 2021 the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team comprised of Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA; graced the revered colored shavings at the 100th Intercollegiat

Swine Industry Experience
September 30, 2021

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and the ISU Department of Animal Science are excited to announce the 2022 ISU Swine Industry Experience. The goal of the ISU Swine Industry Experience is to develop undergraduate student exposure, knowledge, skills, and professional relationship

AGAS Hog Raffle Flyer
September 30, 2021

This fall, the Association of Graduate Animal Scientists (AGAS) is selling raffle tickets for two halves of a hog as a fundraiser to directly benefit the graduate students in the Department of Animal Science.

2021 ITOBA Sale
September 28, 2021

The 2021 ISU consignment included a total of 11 horses, all raised at the Iowa State University Horse Farm. Five students enrolled in AnS 317B spent the summer and the first couple of weeks of this fall semester preparing the horses for this sale.

Iowa State Dairy Judging Team
September 27, 2021

On September 19th, 2021 the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team competed in the 27th Annual Vernon County Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held on the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua, WI. 

ISU team meat evaluation contest
September 21, 2021

The Iowa State University Meat Laboratory hosted the 43rd edition of the Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest on Saturday, September 28, 2021.  Nearly 60 students representing teams from Angelo State University – San Angelo; Kansas State University – Manhattan; Oklahoma S

Jason Ross
September 14, 2021

Jason Ross, Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor in Physiology

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