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

January 9, 2017
Dr. Schmitz-Esser, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been working on two major research projects that could change the way we manage food safety and rumen diet. ... more

January 9, 2017
A new face roams the halls of Kildee and the ISU Horse barns.  Jill Paxton joins us from the University of Findlay where she was the Director of Equestrian Studies and Equine Business... more

January 3, 2017
The Iowa State University Dairy Farm received an award from Swiss Valley for 28 years of Quality Milk.  The annual district meeting was held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Toledo, Iowa.... more

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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