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

April 27, 2017
There is hands-on learning everywhere at ISU but especially within the Department of Animal Science.  The fifty-six students in Dr. Curtis Youngs Animal Science 229 Sheep Science class learn... more

April 27, 2017
Benjamin Duran, graduate student pursuing a MS degree in Animal Science (mentored by Curt Youngs), received an ISU Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Wakonse Fellowship on April 17,... more

April 27, 2017
The 2017 ISU Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team is holding a fundraiser on May 3rd from 5-9 pm at Pizza Ranch in Ames, Iowa. For every flyer turned in with a purchase of a meal $2 will help support the... 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