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

March 20, 2017
On March 9, 2017 the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences hosted the spring awards program honoring the best in the college of faculty and staff achievements.  Those from the Department of... more

March 20, 2017
Team members were (from left to right):  Tymbrie Snobl, Breyer Ott, Holly Brown, and Brady Goetz.  A team of 4 students comprised of, Brady Goetz, Holly Brown, Tymbrie Snobl, and Bryer... more

March 20, 2017
Kildee Hall was quiet last week as most faculty were attending the annual meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern section of ASAS... 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