Start your Adventure in Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at Iowa State University invites you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and current students to become familiar with our diverse programs in the animal sciences. Our departmental programs integrate science, practice, and innovation to serve the immediate needs of animal industries. Moreover, our faculty direct programs that provide new knowledge and information to confront the challenges in the future.

Recent News

July 26, 2017
The Center of the Nation Sheep Sale is taking place this Saturday, July 29 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa and the ISU Sheep... more

July 26, 2017
Animal Science Student, Emily Pratt, and Animal Science Graduate, Zoe Kiefer, talk about their internship and research working in Reicks View Farms hog barns in Lemars, Iowa. Click here to read the... more

July 26, 2017
Three ISU students were selected to participate in the Pork Checkoff social media team.  Animal Science student, Edan Lambert, was one of them.  To read more, click here.   

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Points of Pride

  • The Department of Animal Science has Five Distinguished Professors (more than any other department on campus) and two University Professors

  • Teaching and Research Farms for Dairy, Beef, Equine, Poultry, Sheep, and Swine

  • Highest Ranked Animal Breeding and Genetics Group in the United States and one of the top Four Worldwide

  • Award Winning Meat Science Program

  • Animal Science has five Distinguished Professors, more than any other Department on campus, and two University Professors