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

September 28, 2016
The 54th annual Cyclone Stampede is quickly approaching! This is the last student-run rodeo in the Great Plains region.  The event is scheduled at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student... more

September 28, 2016
The Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine recognized Iowa State University Department of Animal Science in an article titled Never mind Veishea – ISU Horse Barns Still Site of Greatest Show.  The... more

September 22, 2016
The Animal Science Department has eight members that are being honored on this coming Monday (Sept. 26) at the University Award Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm in the Great Hall... 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