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

August 22, 2016
This Friday is the Iowa State Fair Champions Animal Meat Viewing in 133 Meat Lab.  This event is held for exhibitors and their families, buyers, representatives from Iowa Foundation for the... more

August 22, 2016
The American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division (SAD) awards an outstanding chapter yearbook and scrapbook each year at the Joint Annual Meeting.   The Iowa State... more

August 18, 2016
We welcome Dr. Chris Cassady to the Department of Animal Science as our new Livestock Judging Coach and Lecturer!  Dr. Cassady comes to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana where he... 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