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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

November 17, 2017
As the November 15 potential deadline for ammonia emissions reporting for CERCLA (the Comprehensive Emergency Response Compensation and Liability Act) draws near for the US livestock and poultry... more

November 17, 2017
by Sherry Hoyer  Iowa Beef Center The sixth annual Driftless Region Beef Conference is set for Jan. 25-26, 2018 in Dubuque . This event... more

November 6, 2017
Animal Welfare Judging Contest Nov 18 at Jeff and Deb Hansen Center and Nov 18 at the Scheman Auditorium.  

Upcoming Events

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