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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.  

Block and Bridle Pig Sale

March 27, 2017

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.

Midwest Dairy Association Sponsors Dairy Day at ISU

March 27, 2017

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 ,

Animal Science Faculty and Staff Receive CALS Awards

March 20, 2017

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:

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Dr. Nick Serão joins the Department of Animal Science

March 20, 2017

Dr. Nick SeraoDr. Nick Serão began his career at Iowa State University in the Department of Animal Science on Thursday, March 9 as an Assistant Professor in Swine Genetics. He has a 55% research, 45% teaching appointment. Nick joins us from North Carolina State University (NCSU) where he worked in the Department of Animal Science as an Assistant Professor.

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Pork Industry Scholarships go to CALS students

March 8, 2017

It was a great week at the National Pork Producers Council annual business meeting (also known as National Pork Industry Forum) for three Iowa State University students.  Lexi Marek (Public Service and Administration in Agriculture), Mitchell Juhl (Agricultural Business) and Mary Heiller (Animal Science) were all awarded the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship.  This $2500 scholarship was given to 10 college students who intend to pursue their careers in the pork industry.

Sheep Field Day 2017 a Success

March 8, 2017

Dr. Dan Morrical as speakerDr. Dan Morrical, ISU Animal Science Professor and Extension Specialist was a speaker at Sheep Field Day in February.  The event was a joint effort by Iowa State University  and Premier Supplies.

Graduate Student Receives Poultry Award

March 3, 2017

 

Department of Animal Science Graduate Student, Stephanie Lindblom, was recognized and given a monetary award for an outstanding student research presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Poultry Science Society meeting January 30, 2017.  Her presentation title was: Effect of oil source and peroxidation status on broiler performance and oxidative stress. Ms Lindblom is co-advised by Drs. Gabler and Kerr.

 

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Beef Teaching Farm Sells Bull at Beef Expo

March 3, 2017

The ISU Beef Teaching Farm sold a Simmental  Angus Bull that was an ET (Embryo Transfer) son.  The EPD or Estimated Progeny Difference, was as follows: top 10 percent of the breed for calving ease, top 10 percent for birth weight and top 15% of breed on maternal calving ease.  

Hansen Center Exceeds 100,000 Visitors in 2016

March 3, 2017

The Jeff and Deb Agricultural Student Learning Center has welcomed 106,377 visitors since it's doors first opened in 2014.  It currently holds 22 different classes a semester and around 155 events and meetings in a year.  The Hansen Center has a 92% retention rate of classes from 2015 and a 27% increase in events and meetings from the year before.

Meat Judging Contest

March 3, 2017

The 39th Annual Iowa State University Meat Evaluation Contest was hosted in the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory on Saturday, February 11.  Thirteen teams competed in this annual event and included: Angelo State University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, Purdue University, South Dakota State University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and West Texas A&M University.  This was the largest ISU contest in the hi

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New Skeleton Aids Learning in Animal Science Courses

February 7, 2017

There is a brand new bovine skeleton in Kildee Hall.  The skeleton is used for students to learn the different bones of the cow skeleton.  Students are able to gain hands-on experience by identifying where each bone is located on the skeleton. Veterinarian and Lecturer, Dr.

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