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  • The Iowa State University Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team and Coach Caroline Downey travelled to The Ohio State University – Columbus and competed in the Eastern National on October 2, 2021. 2021 team members include: Kaitlyn Baerg (Stanley); Taylor Clark (Swan); Bergin DeBruin (Rock Rapids); Kayle Eivins (Winterset); Kayla Hospodarsky (Cedar Rapids); Charli Mosier (Tipton); Emily Saeugling (Atlantic).

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  • The Iowa State Swine Teaching Farm exhibited the Reserve Overall Champion Truckload which was also the Champion Crossbred Truckload at the 2021 National Barrow Show.

    Swine Teaching Farm Manager, Derek Henningsen said, "It is truly humbling to be a part of such a great legacy here at ISU and the National Barrow Show. Several prestigious industry leaders have been in this same arena and it's extremely rewarding to share these same experiences that they did."

  • On September 27th, 2021 the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team comprised of Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA; graced the revered colored shavings at the 100th Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI.  Team members managed to mark strong cards and talk the cattle classes well in the reasons room which allowed for a strong showing at the national contest. 

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center and the ISU Department of Animal Science are excited to announce the 2022 ISU Swine Industry Experience. The goal of the ISU Swine Industry Experience is to develop undergraduate student exposure, knowledge, skills, and professional relationships in the swine industry in order to help meet the critical need for trained professionals in the swine industry. This experience will include hands-on farm learning, classroom lectures, and industry networking opportunities. Application deadline is Nov. 1, 2021.

    See more info and the application requirements here.

  • This fall, the Association of Graduate Animal Scientists (AGAS) is selling raffle tickets for two halves of a hog as a fundraiser to directly benefit the graduate students in the Department of Animal Science. The funds raised from these efforts will be utilized for the club to help support paying graduation fees for our graduating students, as well as travel scholarships and supporting general club operations to aid in fostering a sense of camaraderie within the graduate student group. The hog was raised at the Iowa State Swine Teaching Farm and will be harvested and processed at the Iowa State Meat Laboratory. Each winner will take home approximately 70-75lbs of pork. Graduate students will be selling tickets until October 25th, and the winners of the raffle will be notified on October 26th.

  • The 2021 ISU consignment included a total of 11 horses, all raised at the Iowa State University Horse Farm. Five students enrolled in AnS 317B spent the summer and the first couple of weeks of this fall semester preparing the horses for this sale. Students involved include Alexis Gosnell, Javier Quinones, Talena Balasch, Isabella Mullen and Paola Rodriguez.

    A total of 36 yearlings changed hands at the sale for revenues of $402,350, up three percent from the previous year's edition when 48 yearlings brought $389,400. The average sale price rose 34 percent to $11,176 from $8,285, and the buyback rate finished at 10 percent compared with 28 percent in 2020.

  • On September 19th, 2021 the Iowa State University Dairy Judging Team competed in the 27th Annual Vernon County Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held on the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Viroqua, WI. 

    Fourteen teams spanning from coast to coast competed in the contest and Iowa State displayed a strong showing with the following team members: Amanda Engelken, Earlville, IA; Anna Hanson, Decorah, IA; Brianna McBride, Severance, CO; and Jessica Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA. 

  • The Iowa State University Meat Laboratory hosted the 43rd edition of the Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest on Saturday, September 28, 2021.  Nearly 60 students representing teams from Angelo State University – San Angelo; Kansas State University – Manhattan; Oklahoma State University – Stillwater; Texas A&M University – College Station; South Dakota State University – Brookings; The Ohio State University – Columbus; University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana; University of Wyoming – Laramie; West Texas A&M University – Canyon; and Iowa State University - Ames competed in the event.

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