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  • The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University has enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2015 National Barrow in Austin, Minnesota. The Swine Teaching Farm started the week by earning Reserve Champion Purebred Truckload honors, Champion Crossbred Truckload honors, and Grand Champion Truckload on Monday. This honor was also bestowed on the teaching farm last year, completing the farm’s quest to go back to back.  


    The ISU Teaching Farm continued its winning ways on Tuesday capturing Champion Duroc Boar and Champion Duroc Gilt honors. This is the second year in a row the farm has exhibited the Champion Duroc Boar. The boar sold for $20,000 to Swine Genetics International and Vegas Showpigs. The Champion gilt sold for $1,750 to Daryl Mappes. 

  • 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. For the complete story go to

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