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2022 WCGALP - Iowa State group
July 29, 2022

A group of 14 students, post-docs and faculty from the ISU Animal Breeding and Genetics Group visited the Netherlands for the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) conference in Rotterdam from July 4 to July 9th, 2022. 

2022 PSA winners - Dawn Koltes, Michael Kaiser, Liz Bobeck
July 27, 2022

The 2022 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting was held on July 11-14, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Several members of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University were recognized for their efforts in the poultry industry.

ISU students at 2022 ADSA-USD
July 13, 2022

Five members of the Dairy Science Club at Iowa State University (Jessica Schmitt, Abigail Rogers, Elizabeth Plunkett, Regan Kramer, and Amber Engelken) ventured to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®).

Isabel Coll, Iowa State student
July 08, 2022

Making the decision to attend a university more than 2,000 miles away from her home in Guaynabo,

Gail Carpenter
June 30, 2022

Gail Carpenter will begin a new role on July 1 as assistant professor in dairy extension and

2022 Iowa State Dairy Farm Open House
June 28, 2022

The Iowa State University (ISU) Dairy Farm Open House was brought to life again after a two-year hiatus and held on Friday, June 10th, 2022 from 7am to noon. Despite a rainy start to the morning, this free event saw close to 650 visitors throughout the duration of the event.

Jason Ross
June 24, 2022

Jason Ross has been named the new chair of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

2022 Iowa State RMC Quiz Bowl Team
June 23, 2022

Graduate and undergraduate students representing the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science participated in a number of student activities at the recent 75th Annual American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meats Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa State Alum - Craig Morris
June 02, 2022

Craig Morris’s time at Iowa State has played a foundational role in his success today.

Robert E. and Dorothy B. Rust Graduate Scholarship in Meat Science - Sarah Bludau
May 23, 2022

The Department of Animal Science held their 2022 Graduate Student Awards Ceremony on May 6, 2022. Faculty, staff, and donors helped recognize the accomplishments of the department’s graduate students.

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.

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