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 18, 2016
Industry Leaders, Professors and friends of the family from all across the US joined Dr. Maynard Hogberg as he was honored with the prestigious Saddle and Sirloin Award in Louisville, Kentucky... more

November 18, 2016
November 15 marked the Iowa State University Graduate College's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The goal of the event is for graduate students to summarize their research in three... more

November 16, 2016
Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team for a strong finish at the National Championship in Dakota City. In divisions, the team was 2nd in beef grading, 4th in overall... more

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