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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

Maria Meyer with dairy cows
September 09, 2021

Three animal science students completed a dairy feed efficiency genetics internship this summer at Iowa State University. This internship was completed under the guidance of James Koltes, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science specializing in dairy genetics.

2021 NSIP ram
September 01, 2021

The Iowa State University Sheep Teaching Farm recently sold several Hampshire rams through two different National Sheep Improvement Program sales events.

4H and FFA meat judging 2021
August 31, 2021

The Iowa State 4H/FFA Meat Judging Contest returned to a face-to-face event on S

Iowa State visits West Liberty Foods
August 26, 2021

The 74th RMC was held August 15-17, 2021 in Reno, Nevada. Iowa State University will host the 75th RMC June 12-15, 2022 in Des Moines Iowa.

August 24, 2021
Animal Science Department is hosting the 2021 State 4-H and FFA Meat and Livestock Evaluation Competitions
John Patience
August 23, 2021

The International Conference on Swine Nutrition was held on August 11-12th in Ames, Iowa and showcased Iowa State University’s role as a world-leader in swine nutrition. The theme of this one-time event was Bringing the World of Swine Nutrition to Iowa.

Logan Lafrenz
August 12, 2021

Logan Lafrenz received his Bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in general business in 2017. During his time at Iowa State, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, ACES Learning Community, Cardinal Key Honor Society, and served as President for the Block & Bridle Club. Today, he works as a District Sales Manager for Kent Nutrition Group in Southeast Iowa.

Megan Abeyta
August 10, 2021

Megan Abeyta, animal science graduate student working with professor Lance Baumgard, was recently awarded the 2021-2022 John Brandt Memorial Scholarship through the Land O’ Lakes Inc. Foundation. This generous $25,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing a dairy-related degree.

2021 4H roundup activity
August 03, 2021

Sixty high school 4-H’ers from across the state gathered on campus to learn about animal science during animal science roundup held in June.  This event was started in 1985 under the direction of Dr.

Alene Scallon
July 27, 2021

Alene Scallon, who will be a senior this fall in animal science, is continually proving that you don't need to have previous experience in agriculture to be a successful student in this major. Alene has developed an impressive resume during her time at Iowa State, including membership in the CALS honors program, Block & Bridle Club, Pre-Vet Club, Vets Without Borders, and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

ADSA-SAD Outstanding Student Scholarship awardees
July 26, 2021

Champaign, IL – Four undergraduate students (Jessica Schmitt, Cynthia Hamlett, Beckie Burns, and Olivia Ruffner) from Iowa State University attended the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) July 11-14, 2021.

Student cutting chicken meat
July 19, 2021

The Midwest Poultry Consortium’s Center of Excellence (COE) Program offers strong r

Jake Sterle
July 14, 2021

Jake Sterle had the honor of receiving the Florence Smith Powers Scholarship from the North American Meat

Logan Hoffman
July 08, 2021

Logan Hoffman is building his own path as he works to complete his bachelor's degree in animal scie

Nicholas Gabler
July 01, 2021

Department of Animal Science announces new associate chair of research

Research Savvy Leaders in Animal Science
June 22, 2021

A new collaboration between Iowa State University and North Carolina A&T State University is taking on the challenge of developing the future workforce in animal science. The Research Savvy Leaders in Animal Science program is supported by a USDA Higher Education Challenge grant.

Grace Jakes
June 16, 2021

When Grace Jakes visited the Iowa State campus for the first time during her junior year of high school,

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