The Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine recognized Iowa State University Department of Animal Science in an article titled Never mind Veishea – ISU Horse Barns Still Site of Greatest Show. The article is part of the fall 2016 edition of the magazine and talks about the importance of the barn, barn history and some about the horses. To read the article in full, please click here: Iowa Barn Foundation Horse Barn Artcle.pdf
The Animal Science Department has eight members that are being honored on this coming Monday (Sept. 26) at the University Award Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held at 3:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union.
A full list of award recipients can be found here: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/09/22/awards
The Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team recently competed at the National Barrow Show in Austin, MN. Out of 15 total teams, Iowa State finished as the 4th overall team. Individually, Katlyn Kahler, from Cambridge, IA finished 10th overall. Other team members include Kristi Smith of Princeville, IL, Kendall Steines of Springbrook, IA, Isaac Taber of Cameron, IL, Johnathan Triggs of Mount Ayr, IA, and Shayne Wiese of Manning, IA. We want to congratulate all students on their individual and team successes!
By Dr. Sherrlyn Olsen
The 2016 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team began the fall judging season at the Hormel National Barrow Show Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held at the Hormel Research and Development Facility in Austin, MN on Saturday, September 10. This contest tested both undergraduate and graduate students, on their knowledge of both fresh and processed pork products.
Veterinarians, extension educators, producers and students from universities across the US attended the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle workshop held September 7 and 8 at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa. The event included 249 attendees from across 29 states and Namibia, Africa. It was a first-ever to be hosted in Iowa; and Iowa State University Assistant Professor of Animal Science and host site organizer, Dr.
By Dr. Chris Cassady, Livestock Judging Coach
By Amy Powell
We have a new face joining the Department of Animal Science Dairy Farm as Dairy Farm Co-Manager. His name is Ronald Skoyen and he knows a lot about dairy. Ronald comes to us from the US Dairy Forage Research Center in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin. There he spent nine years as an Ag Supervisor and then a Dairy Herd Manager and Research Program manager.
The Champions Animal Meat Carcass Viewing took place on Friday, August 26 at 133 Meat Lab within the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. Exhibitors and their families, buyers, representatives from the Iowa Foundation for the Advancement of Agriculture, meats judging team students, faculty and staff attended this annual event. Goat, lamb, heifer, steer and swine carcasses were available for viewing. The meat from the Sale of Champions will go to local buyers Hy-Vee, Inc, Fareway Stores, Casey’s General Stores, Elanco Animal Health, Iowa
This last Wednesday, August 24th, marked the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences new student barbecue. Students were invited to receive a free meal consisting of pork burgers, brats, chips and cookies. There were representatives from 26 different clubs at the event to share information about their clubs. The BBQ was held in Department of Animal Science's Kildee Hall Farm Bureau Pavilion.
Iowa State University held the annual Livestock Skillathon at the State Fair this year with Amy Powell, Department of Animal Science Extension Youth STEM Specialist, directing the event. Over 231 youth from 51 counties across the state of Iowa competed in this event. What is a skillathon you ask? According to Powell, a skillathon is a science-based educational contest that tests the participants knowledge of animal science.
This Friday is the Iowa State Fair Champions Animal Meat Viewing in 133 Meat Lab. This event is held for exhibitors and their families, buyers, representatives from Iowa Foundation for the Advancement of Agriculture, ISU meats judging team students and faculty to view the carcasses of the state fair champions. Attendees will learn about different species used and various factors to determine the value of the carcass. Steer, heifer, lamb, swine and goat meat carcasses will be available for viewing at 10:30am. Champions data will be posted to Animal Sc
The American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division (SAD) awards an outstanding chapter yearbook and scrapbook each year at the Joint Annual Meeting. The Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Dairy Science Club received 3rd place in the scrapbook competition and 3rd place in the yearbook competition this year. They competed against colleges and universities across the nation. Winners receive plaques as well as monetary awards. One advisor, one student and one industry person judges the contest and the scrap
We welcome Dr. Chris Cassady to the Department of Animal Science as our new Livestock Judging Coach and Lecturer! Dr. Cassady comes to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Ruminant Nutrition. He received a Bachelor of Animal Science in 2010 from Texas A&M University.
Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Associate Professor, Stephanie Hansen, will be featured in the portrait exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. This is a live portrait exhibit titled "Your Beautiful Adventure" and will be held August 11-21 in the Varied Industries Building. There will be 20 portraits painted by Iowa artist, Rose Frantzen. Dr. Grace Obata Amemiya (ISU Agronomy Professor), Joe Lyon (Iowa Dairy Industry Leader), Paxton Williams (ISU Alum), Dr.
The Department of Animal Science takes outreach seriously. The Iowa State Fair provides a venue for our faculty, staff and students to share their knowledge with the public. Below are just some of the activities where you may see folks from the Department of Animal Science volunteering their time. To find out more about when and where these events take place, please click here.
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Dr. Crystal Brillhart joins us as a Microbiology Lecturer and comes from the USDA of Ames, Iowa where she worked as a Biological Sciences Laboratory Technician. She received a BS from Arizona State University majoring in Zoology and in 2011 received a PhD in Microbiology from University of Arizona in Tucson.
The Poultry Science Association had their annual meeting at the Hilton in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 11- 14.
Iowa State University had excellent showing at the annual meeting, with alumni winning five of the society’s major awards. Awards won included (shown left to right in photo taken at the awards ceremony):