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.

Quizbowl participants
October 12, 2015

Four teams from Iowa competed at the AKSARBEN 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl.  Eighteen Franklin and Story county youth participated in the contest that was held in Omaha, Nebraska on September 26.  Franklin County placed third in the nationwide competition.  4-H members answered question

Hunger Fight participants
October 08, 2015

This year the Block and Bridle team exceeded expectations by packaging 102,384 meals for those in need.  On October 7, 2015, Block and Bridle, one of the largest student run organizations on campus,  teamed up with Meals from the Heartland to provide meals for those in need.

October 08, 2015

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science employs the best of the best!  Congratulate these members of faculty and staff that recently received awards at the Iowa State Awards Ceremony. 

October 05, 2015

The Department of Animal Science hosted students September 30th for the annual beef blast event.  Please click here to read more!  

October 05, 2015

The Dairy Judging Team has been extremely busy during the month of September with 3 contests, three weekends in a row.  Please click here to read the results!

September 29, 2015

The year 2015 marks 50 years of teaching farm excellence for the department of animal science at Iowa State University.  Click here to read the full story.  

Livestock Judging Awardees
September 16, 2015

The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University has enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2015 National Barrow in Austin, Minnesota.

September 08, 2015

ISU animal Science and veterinary researchers made possible the first-ever successful bovine embryo transfer in the Republic of Kosovo, a step that will strengthen food security and agriculture for the nation.


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