Dog Agility Trials

June 2, 2017

Mary Healey with Dog CarisThe Cyclone Country Kennel Club (CCKC) Dog Agility Trials took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center over the weekend. The Cyclone Country Kennel Club was originated to provide classes and services with the quality and standards maintained by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and its licensed or member clubs throughout the United States.

ISU Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

May 25, 2017

Offices will be closed across campus in observance of Memorial Day however the ISU Retirees Association will keep the campus busy with a Memorial Day ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at the ISU Alumni Center on 420 Beach Avenue. It begins at 9:00am in the Reiman Ballroom.  To see a schedule of events, click here.  

Connect and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

May 24, 2017

The Department of Animal Science is beefing up their social media posts.  Follow the department at the bottom of the main page by clicking on the Facebook or Instagram icon.  You can also follow each individual teaching farm by clicking on the farms tab at the top and selecting the farm.  The Facebook icon will be at the top of the page.

Heartland Youth Sheep Show Kick Off

May 16, 2017

Heartland Youth Sheep ShowDepartment 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.


Animal Science Seniors Receive CALS Council Awards

May 5, 2017

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.

Animal Science Graduate Student Awarded Wakonse Fellowship

April 27, 2017

Ben Duran Award

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. 

Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team Asks for Support

April 27, 2017

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!

Support Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas

April 18, 2017

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

Block and Bridle National Convention Provides Life Experiences

April 18, 2017
The 97th National Block and Bridle Convention was held March 31 - April 2, 2017 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting theme was Scientific Voice in Agriculture.  Greg Krahn and Dr. Jodi Sterle escorted forty students to Washington D.C. for the convention.  


Iowa State University Meat Animal Evaluation Competes at National Contest

April 18, 2017

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 Initiated into Cardinal Key

April 10, 2017

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.

The Circus comes to the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

April 10, 2017

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.  

Animal Science Animal Industry Reports Now Available

April 5, 2017

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.  


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