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Grace Jakes
May 17, 2022

Jakes didn’t grow up on a farm, but decided to major in dairy science and global resource systems at Iowa State University. As a result, she discovered her strengths as a researcher and her affinity for improving the industry worldwide.

Tanner Volkmann
May 11, 2022

Tanner Volkmann will be a new addition to the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University as the manager of the new Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and Research Facility upon his graduation.

Dr. Juan  Steibel
April 19, 2022

Dr. Juan Steibel is joining Iowa State University in August 2022, as a Professor in the Department of Animal Science. Steibel will serve as the Lush Chair for Animal Breeding and Genetics, a position honoring Jay Lush.

Iowa State meat judging at Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest
April 13, 2022

The meat judging team returned home after a successful week of meat judging contests. Traveling with the team were coach and meat science graduate student Caroline Downey (Putnam, IL) and meat science graduate student Kayla Hospodarsky (Cedar Rapids).

Don Beitz, 2022 dairy science honorary member
April 04, 2022

Ames, IA. – On Sunday, March 27th, the Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University hosted the 93rd annual Dairy Science Banquet. Animal science faculty, club members, and alumni are invited each year to recognize departmental and club success.

2022 National Dairy Challenge - Iowa State team, second place
April 04, 2022

Congratulations to ISU Animal & Dairy Science students for their second place finish at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge last week.

Jess Pryles, Hardcore Carnivore
March 30, 2022

Q&A with the Hardcore Carnivore

Alumni Spotlight: Wes Schweer
March 29, 2022

Wes Schweer’s college path took more twists and turns than he could have ever predicted.

Victoria Vail
March 09, 2022

Victoria Vail graduated from Iowa State in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in animal

Dog agility class
March 04, 2022

On March 2nd, the Department of Animal Science got to hold it's very first dog agility class in the Hansen arena. Sixteen dog/handler teams from the local community will be training for 6 weeks, assisted by animal science undergraduate students.

Fresh sausage production
March 04, 2022

The Iowa State University Meat Laboratory recently hosted the Iowa Meat Processors Association Convention Seminar on February 18th.

ISU Meat Judging Team
March 03, 2022

The Iowa State University Meat Laboratory hosted the 44th edition of the Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Taylor Patterson
February 14, 2022

When Taylor Patterson is not on campus excelling in her studies here at Iowa State University, she is out makin

Cow calf pair
January 21, 2022

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Iowa State meat judging team at National Western
January 21, 2022

The 2022 ISU Meat Judging Team began their spring season on January 17 and competed in the 2022 National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Honor of R. Paul Clayton.  This contest was hosted by JBS USA and held in their beef plant in Greeley, CO.

Iowa State Dairy Judging Team at Fort Worth
January 18, 2022

Congratulations to the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team that competed in January 2022 at the Southwest Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, TX.

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.

Grace Christensen
January 12, 2022

Grace Christensen, a senior in animal science from Audubon, Iowa, knew

Olivia Saul
January 04, 2022

Ever since elementary school, Olivia Saul has known she was going to be a future Cyclone.

Brady Zuck
December 22, 2021

Brady Zuck graduated from Iowa State University with his Bachelor of Animal Science degree

Casey Anderson
December 22, 2021

Casey Anderson received her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2014.

2021 Academic Quadrathlon
December 08, 2021

The 2021 Iowa State Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon was held on November 30 with dinner provide by the Block and Bridle Club.  Former members from our 2021 Academic Quadrathlon team (Grace Jakes (chair), Ben McClain, and Emily Saeugling) shared their expertise by organizing the event.

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