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. 


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


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