The First Annual Iowa State University Meat Judging Alumni and Supporters Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, February 11th & 12th.
Dr. Don Beitz received notice that he will receive the Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award from the ISU Alumni Association. This award was established in 2011 as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former faculty or staff who had a significant influence on their lives as students at ISU.
The Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team recently competed at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. Iowa State finished 8th in swine and just outside of the top 10 overall in the hill contest. Individually, Kenton Lain, from Corydon, IA finished 9th in swine and Grace Seaba, from Muscatine, IA finished 5th in swine. In the carload contest, Iowa State was paced by John Fortin, from Darlington, WI, who was named the high individual in the contest. Iowa State finished 11th overall in the carload competition.
Shelby Fields and Alexander Paul, both Animal Science majors, will receive College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards at the convocation ceremony on December 17 at Stephens Auditorium. To read more click here.
A large crowd of NW Iowa Sheep producers attended an educational program organized by Beth Doran, Beef Field Specialist, along with NW Iowa Sheep Producers Association on Tuesday, December 13 in Sheldon, Iowa. Dr. Dan Morrical, Department of Animal Science Professor, was the featured speaker and covered the latest micro mineral survey results.
The NSIF held their annual meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina Thursday and Friday of last week. The Federation has an annual two-day conference that attracts leading swine breeders, industry and university geneticists, and prominent international figures in swine breeding. Papers presented during these conferences address both theory and practice of swine improvement. Workshops, panel discussions and concurrent sessions are used to maximize the information transfer and general value for everyone attending the conference.
The Graduate College Teaching and Research Excellence Award recipients are announced each term. In the Department of Animal Science, we recognize the recipients for the year at the April Graduate Student Scholarship and Awards event. Today we recognize three students that were selected for this term.
Industry Leaders, Professors and friends of the family from all across the US joined Dr. Maynard Hogberg as he was honored with the prestigious Saddle and Sirloin Award in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. To read the ISU press release, click here.
November 15 marked the Iowa State University Graduate College's first Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The goal of the event is for graduate students to summarize their research in three minutes or less to a non-expert audience. They are only allowed to use one static slide and no props. No time is built in for audience questions and the contestant can't even go one second over the 3 minute time or disqualification occurs. The winner of the competition receives a $500 scholarship and expenses paid trip to the regional competition.
Congratulations to the 2016 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team for a strong finish at the National Championship in Dakota City. In divisions, the team was 2nd in beef grading, 4th in overall beef, 6th in placings, 9th in specifications, and 10th in lamb judging and pork judging. The team finished in 7th place. Michael Stender, Aurelia, had a great day in the cooler and was 3rd High Individual Overall Contest. He was 2nd in beef grading, 4th in overall beef, and 8th in placings. Zack Peppmeier, Shannon City, was 8th in beef grading.
The 2016 Iowa State University recently competed at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, MO. This contest is one of the largest and most competitive events year round, with 25 teams and 125 contestants competing for top honors. This year, the Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team placed 5th in beef judging, 5th in sheep and goat judging, and 5th overall! The team was paced by Johnathan Triggs, who was named the high point individual overall in the contest!
Animal Science staff member, Mary Lents, shares her Cyclone spirit with this display for Homecoming 2016.
Dr. Dan Morrical, Dr. Curtis Youngs and Joe Sellers will provide classroom and hands-on learning opportunities for sheep producers on November 19. Please click here to read more: Educational Program for Sheep Producers to be Held in Ames.pdf
2016 Fall Iowa Thoroughbred and Breeders and Owners Association Sale is in the Books
The Iowa State University Meat Judging Team recently competed in the 2016 American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest presented by Elanco Animal Health and hosted by Nebraska Beef, Omaha, NE. The team was 3rd in beef grading; 4th in overall beef; 7th in beef judging and reasons; and 10th in pork judging and total placings.
Block and Bridle Club, one of the largest undergraduate clubs on campus, is hosting the annual Little North American Showmanship Competition this Saturday, October 15, at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. It is a show for Iowa State Students to show animals and be judged on how well they show their livestock.
The Iowa State University Senior Dairy Judging Team rounded out the fall judging season with their last contest this past weekend by competing at the 2016 Lely National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at World Dairy Expo, which was held in Madison, WI. Team members included: Cassidy Buddenberg, Decorah, IA; Karla Hageman, Decorah, IA; Jennifer Huhe, Cresco, IA; and Mariah Schmitt, Fort Atkinson, IA. Results are as follows:
2016 Lely National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest – Madison, Wisconsin
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Animal Science Student Group, Block and Bridle, in conjunction with Meals From The Heartland organized the 2016 Hunger Fight that took place in the Department of Animal Science's Kildee Farm Bureau Pavilion yesterday. Students majoring in Vet medicine, Agronomy, Animal Science, Agriculture education and other majors packaged over 83,000 meals for the needy.