Department of Animal Science Graduate Student and Assistant Livestock Judging Coach, Colby Redifer, acted as judge for the Spring Kick-Off Showdown which took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center over the weekend. Kids from the age of 5 - 21 participated in the show and traveled from all over the state and parts of Minnesota.
Iowa State University Animal Science Undergraduate Students, Katlyn Kahler and Shayne Wiese received College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council Awards last week. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Student Council serves as a unifying body among the students of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the Senior Administration of the College. The Council is composed of representatives from 35 agriculture-related member organizations, and meets every other Wednesday evening during the school year in Kildee Hall.
Benjamin Duran, graduate student pursuing a MS degree in Animal Science (mentored by Curt Youngs), received an ISU Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Wakonse Fellowship on April 17, 2017. Ben was one of only five ISU graduate students to receive this award, and he was the only MS student to be named a Wakonse Fellow.
The 2017 ISU Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team is holding a fundraiser on May 3rd from 5-9 pm at Pizza Ranch in Ames, Iowa. For every flyer turned in with a purchase of a meal $2 will help support the teams travel and registration fees for participation in the 2017 Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) quiz bowl competition in College Station, TX. While attending RMC the 13 students will be participating in the conference by attending scientific sessions and a career fair.
Support the Cyclone meat enthusiasts and enjoy a tasty meal May 3rd!
The wildfires of Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas have caused land damage, livestock loss and now livestock care & health and rebuilding. One of the largest student organizations on campus, Block and Bridle Club (a Department of Animal Science club), has designed a t-shirt that will be on sale through this Friday, April 21st. T shirts start at $15 and order forms are due this Friday. Click here for an order form: ISU Block Bridle Ag Strong Tshirt.pdf
The Iowa State University Meat Animal Evaluation team successfully competed at the National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest in Manhattan, KS. This contest is unique; as it challenges students to know about all facets of the livestock industry. The contest is divided into 4 portions: market animal evaluation, breeding animal evaluation, meats judging, and communications. Iowa State finished 7th overall in market animal evaluation, 5th overall in breeding animal evaluation, 11th overall in the meats division, and 3rd overall in the communications division.
Dr. Jodi Sterle was initiated into Cardinal Key Honor Society yesterday. This is Iowa State University's highest honor society. Originally founded in 1926, Cardinal Key was first established as a men's senior honorary until 1975, when it expanded its charter to recognize outstanding women leaders on campus.
Did someone say Elephants? That's right,the Stardust Circus is coming to the Hansen Center on Thursday, April 13 at 7pm. The circus will be featuring acrobats, jugglers and hula-hoopers. The show frequently has featured motorcycle riders in cages, using the momentum of their machines to make upside down loops. Animals include horses, monkeys AND Elephants.
By Dr. Sherrlyn Olsen
The animal science department has included the research projects completed in 2017 for beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, swine and companion animals. The 2017 Animal Industry Reports went live last week on the ISU digital repository site. You can also access the reports under Extension and outreach on the Animal Science Website. All years are available on the digital repository. Just choose the year you want to view from the drop down list on the left side of the page. Click here to see the reports.
Pictured above: Members of the Washington County 4-H Club
Swine Genetics International and Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club hosted the Proven to Win pig sale at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on Saturday, March 25. The Department of Animal Science Swine Teaching farm sold a Duroc Barrow, Berkshire Gilt, Crossbred Barrow and Crossbred Gilt. The Duroc Barrow was 5th in the purebred sift and sold for $450 in the auction. The four pigs combined to sell for $1250.
Iowa State University and Midwest Dairy Association worked together to provide a Day of Dairy on Thursday, March 23. The event was geared towards ISU students but was open for others to attend. The day started with a dairy farmer in an interactive presentation and discussion in Dr. Stephanie Clark’s Food Science class on Dairy Issues and Controversy, on life running a dairy farm, on farm practices, sustainability, and dairy issues and questions ,
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 Animal Science that were awarded were as follows: