Three Records Set at the State Fair Sale of Champions

August 24, 2017

Kale Boysen of Wapello FFA exhibited Grand Champion FFA Market Hog which weighed in at 284lbs and set an all-time record for any species with $54,000, selling for $1,000 more than the record in 2016. Kale will be senior at ISU majoring in Agriculture Studeis and minoring in Agronomy. He is a member of Block and Bridles Swine Interest Group and the Beginning Farmer's Network.

Max Petzenhauser of Story County exhibited the Grand Champion 4-H Meat Goat which sold for $19,000 and Nick Deppe of Bellvue FFA exhibited the Grand Champion FFA Meat Goat which sold for $16,000.

Stop by the IMAC exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

August 11, 2017

The 2017 Iowa State Fair is in full swing and fair goers are lining up to milk a cow.  The Dairy Science Club, an animal science club, conducts the 'I milked a cow' exhibit for all 10 days of the fair.  This exhibit allows patrons to actually milk a cow and happens at 9am, 1pm and 4pm each day.  The club also maintains the animals for all of the Dairy Boulevard of Breeds which includes feeding and milking as well as giving milk parlor talks and discussions around 3 times a day.

Faculty and Staff bring home awards from ASAS/CSAS Conference

July 18, 2017

The American Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Society of Animal Science joined forces this year to hold their annual meeting and trade show together in Baltimore, Maryland!  The meeting's focus was Animal Science and Technology:  Ensuring Food Security.  

Iowa State University faculty and students took home some awards and scholarships. Below are those who were awarded:


AB&G Short Course Attracts Attendees from All Over the Globe

June 28, 2017

Last week, ISU's Department of Animal Science's Animal Breeding and Genetics section, hosted a short course in Kildee Hall titled:  Introduction to Graphical Models with Application to Quantitative Genetics and Genomics.  There were close to 75 in attendance and attendees traveled from all over the world to attend.  Twenty-seven countries were represented from 4 different continents.

ISU Wins Quiz Bowl at Reciprocal Meat Conference

June 22, 2017

RMCThe Reciprocal Meat Conference kicked off yesterday at Texas A&M with Iowa State University taking home a win in the 2017 Undergraduate Quiz Bowl Competition.  The team was one of 33 that competed in this year’s contest.  Team members include Michaella Fevold, Tara Simon, Carl Frame, Natalie Hanson and coaches were graduate students Danika Miller and Brian Patterson.  

Lecturer to Assistant Professor

June 22, 2017

Jennifer BundyDr. Jennifer Bundy became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Animal Science on June 1, 2017.   Dr. Bundy has a 80% teaching, advising and student services appointment and a 20% scholarship of teaching and learning.  She teaches or co-teaches several Animal Science courses:   

Sheep and Wool Festival this Weekend

June 15, 2017

Iowa Sheep and Wool FestivalCome join in the fun at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center this Saturday and learn to knit, spin, weave, dye fibers and meet those producers of the animals that provide the lovely fiber to work with. Iowa's only Sheep & Wool Festival is sponsored by the Iowa Sheep Industry Association and is happening this Saturda


ISU Livestock Judging Camp this Week

June 15, 2017

CowThe Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center will be alive with kids this week.  The livestock judging camp will take place June 12th-14th and is geared towards 4-H and FFA members enrolled in grades 7-12.  Participants will stay in the ISU dorms and the livestock judging team (coached by Dr. Chris Cassady) will provide supervision. Beef, sheep and swine will come from the teaching farm.  

Dr. Patience Awarded by JBS

June 15, 2017

John PatienceWorld Pork Expo was this past week and Dr. John Patience was awarded the John B. Swisher Leadership Award at the Expo.  The award and the $5,000.00 check was presented at the JBS United reception. JBS asks awardees to donate their check to a department of their choice and Dr.

Cyclones Visit Sterksel Research Farm

June 8, 2017

Dr. Dekkers and Dr. Juarez supervised a study abroad trip to the Netherlands in May and while there, students had the opportunity to visit Sterksel Research Farm.  To read the full story, click here .    


June is National Dairy Month

June 8, 2017

According the International Dairy Foods Association, National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It was initially created to stabilize the dairy demand when production was at a surplus, but has now developed into an annual tradition that celebrates the contributions the dairy industry has made to the world After the National Dairy Council stepped in to promote the cause, the name soon changed to "Dairy Month."

Congratulations to ISU Animal Science Students

June 8, 2017

Iowa State University hosted the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship presentation on Sunday at Scheman Auditorium.   Over 70 scholarship opportunities valued at over $100,000 were awarded.. The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Certain scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, journalism and STEM related studies. 



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