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  • When Taylor Patterson is not on campus excelling in her studies here at Iowa State University, she is out making history.

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  • 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. Coach Caroline Downey (Putnam, IL) travelled with the team and they finished 9th out of 11 teams. In divisions ISU was 4th in total placings; 5th in pork judging; 7th in lamb judging and reasons, 8th in beef judging, and 9th in specifications.

  • 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. Team members consisted of Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA. 

  • The Department of Animal Science is excited to share a new hands-on learning experience for students interested in beef cattle management and marketing. This unique experience for undergraduate students, the heifer development program, was developed by beef farms manager, David Bruene, along with Associate Professor Brad Skaar and Professor Dan Loy who teach the beef production and management/marketing classes in the Department of Animal Science.

       

    Pictured from left to right: Dave Bruene, Robert Sorensen, and Bruce Sorensen

  • Grace Christensen, a senior in animal science from Audubon, Iowa, knew from the start that she would follow her family’s legacy and pursue further education at Iowa State University. Grace’s background in commercial hog production and livestock exhibition led her to her major in animal science. She is currently an active member in the Block & Bridle club, a tri-chair for Bacon Expo, and is a peer mentor for the Department of Animal Science this year.

  • Ever since elementary school, Olivia Saul has known she was going to be a future Cyclone. Certain that she wanted to be a veterinarian, Olivia was always drawn to Iowa State and the strong animal science department. Now a junior, Olivia has spent her time her in Ames heavily involved and prepared for her future career.

    Hailing from Davenport, Iowa, Olivia is vice president of fundraising for Students Helping Rescue Animals club, a co-chair for Boo Radley through the Pre-Veterinarian club, an Iowa State Honors student, and a member of Veterinarians Without Borders.

  • Brady Zuck graduated from Iowa State University with his Bachelor of Animal Science degree in May of 2014. During his time at Iowa State, Brady kept a busy extracurricular schedule. After joining Block and Bridle his freshman year, Brady became the club’s president in 2013 and had the opportunity to lead the club through hosting the national convention on the Iowa State’s campus. Brady was also a member of Alpha Zeta fraternity and was an animal science peer mentor for freshman in the major. 

  • Casey Anderson received her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2014. During her time at Iowa State, she was a member of the Block and Bridle Club, the beef interest group, Collegiate Cattlemen, the Beef Sales team, and the Livestock Judging team.

  • 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. A total of 7 teams competed at 9 stations, testing their skills among all livestock and companion animal species, anatomy and physiology, and meats. The winning team includes Sarah Phelps, Brandt Molyneux, Cole Schaffer and Max Corso, who will have the opportunity to compete at the Midwest Regional Academic Quadrathlon, hosted in the spring. Congratulations to all the teams who competed, and good luck at the regional competition!

    Left to right: Sarah Phelps,  Brandt Molyneaux, Cole Schaffer, and Maxwell (Max) Corso.

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