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.

Dr. Beitz and Dr. Gunn Will Receive Awards this Spring

January 23, 2017

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.  


Iowa State University Livestock Judging Competes at National Western Stock Show

January 23, 2017

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.

NW Iowa Sheep producers Attend ISU Extension Program

December 16, 2016

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.


National Swine Improvement Federation Meeting

December 9, 2016

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.

Saddle and Sirloin Event

November 18, 2016

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.

Animal Science Graduate Student Awarded 2nd Place in 3MT Competition

November 18, 2016

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.

Meat Judging Nationals

November 16, 2016

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.

ISU Judging Team Has Successful Run at the American Royal!

November 3, 2016

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!

2016 Homecoming

October 27, 2016

Kildee Homecoming

Kildee Homecoming

Animal Science staff member, Mary Lents, shares her Cyclone spirit with this display for Homecoming 2016.  


Dairy Judging Team Competes at the World Dairy Expo

October 14, 2016

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


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