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March 10, 2016

The Dairy Science Club held their 87th annual banquet on March 6 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames Iowa.  There were around 160 guests at the banquet.  Over $48,000 was awarded in scholarshipsto students at the banquet.

March 04, 2016

The Animal Science Academic Quadrathalon took place on Tuesday, February 23 in the Kildee Hall Farm Bureau Pavilion.  This is an annual event and determines who will represent Iowa State University at the Midwest Academic Quadrathalon Competition which is held at the Midwest American Society

March 04, 2016

Cyclone Swine Spectacular and Block and Bridle’s Spring Market Hog Show took place Saturday, February 27 at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  The Cyclone Swine Spectacular is a program put on by the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

February 16, 2016

2016 Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team National Western and ISU Contest Results

February 11, 2016

The Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University Meat Science Extension, American Meat Science Association and faculty and staff are holding the 38th Annual Meat Evaluation Contest at the Meat Lab in Kildee Hall on Saturday, February 13.

February 10, 2016

The Tradition of Excellence sale held on January 30th was a great success.  Thirty-seven cattle lots sold for $86,250.00 with an average of $2,331.  Three semen lots sold for $325 with an average of $108.  The gross of the sale was $86,575.  The Private Treaty Bull

February 05, 2016

The American Society of Animal Science compiled the Journal of Animal Science and its most downloaded and most cited articles of 2015.  Dr. John Patience, Dr. Nick Gabler, Dr. Jason Ross, Dr. Steven Lonergan and Dr.

January 25, 2016

Saturday, January 30 marks the Biannual 2016 Tradition of Excellence Sale.  The event will kick off at 9am with cattle on display for viewing at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  Lunch is provided by the Beef Sales team at the Hansen Center and then at 12pm a

ISU Judging Team
January 25, 2016

Congratulations to the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team who took 4th place last weekend at the Southwest Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas in which 15 teams competed.

Cattle at National Western Stock Show
January 19, 2016

The ISU Livestock Judging Team competed in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Stock Show and placed 10th overall.  Kendell Steines was 7th in Sheep and Goats, Katlyn Kahler was 10th in Hogs.

January 19, 2016

This 4 minute piece is a parody written to the song "but first let me take a selfie" by the Chainsmokers.

January 07, 2016

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced the award recipients for their Award Recognition program which will be held February 2, 2016 in the Memorial Union.  Award Recipients from the Department of Animal Science include:  

Kildee Hall
January 07, 2016

Due to a private donation, Kildee Hall receives much-needed new furniture.  A private donor wanted the donation to be used specifically for new furniture so students and guests would have a place to sit when visiting.

January 06, 2016

To apply for undergraduate Animal Science and Dairy Science Scholarships, please click here.  Prior to applying please read through the scholarship descriptions.

December 30, 2015

Joseph Sebranek, Ph.D., distinguished professor of animal science at Iowa State University, will receive the Harry L.

December 07, 2015

The 2015 Iowa State Livestock Judging Team capped off its season by finishing 5th at the North American Livestock Exposition, held in Louisville, Kentucky.

December 07, 2015

The judging careers for members of the 2015 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team wrapped up at our national championship, The International, hosted by Tyson Fresh Meats at the Dakota City, NE facility.

December 02, 2015

Cayla Iske, a graduate student in the Department of Animal Science, received the Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award for the fall semester.  The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by graduate students in teaching.

November 23, 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is recognizing six Iowa Staters for their distinguished work in neuroscience, math, biochemistry, livestock genomics, physics and crop genomics. The six are part of the association's new class of fellows.

November 06, 2015

If you are walking around campus or traveling through Kildee, Curtiss, or Lagomarcino halls take some time to congratulate these students for receiving awards from the the North American Meat Institute Scholarship Foundation.

Dr. Beermann addressing crowd
November 02, 2015

Annual Chuckwagon Breakfast

October 27, 2015

The International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine was a great success seeing over 500 participants and hosting collegiate and industry leaders from all over the world!

October 27, 2015

In 2014, 14 foals owned by Iowa State University were born during the AnS 332 Equine course.

October 21, 2015

You may see some new faces in the Department of Animal Science as we have new faculty that have and will be joining us this year.

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