It’s that time of year to bring high school youth to Iowa State University for 4-H Round Up! June 28 – 30th students stayed in the Iowa S
Producers from all over the country attended the 5th Annual Iowa Swine Day held at Scheman Auditorium on the Iowa State University Campus. Topics ranging from water quality to economic prospects for pork production to FDA Guidances and Veterinary Feed Directives were discussed.
Iowa Swine day will be this Thursday, June 30 at the Scheman Building. Registration begins at 7:30am and the programs are from 9 – 4:30pm. This conference is pre-approved for 6 CEUs from ARPAS, and 7.5 scientific and 4.25 management CEUs by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.
The American Society of Animal Science has named recipients of awards to present at the Joint Annual Meeting July 19 -23 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Don Beerman, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Chair, received the Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science.
The Iowa State University Meat Quiz Bowl Team headed down to San Angelo, Texas this past week to Angelo University for the Reciprocal Meats Conference. They participated in the Meats Quiz Bowl Contest and T-shirt Auction. The
Exhibitor is preparing the calf for exhibit
Former Department of Animal Science Chair, Dr. Maynard Hogberg, receives the 2016 John B. Swisher Leadership Award on June 8, 2016 at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Click Hogberg_PressRelease_SwisherAward2016.pdf to read more!
Iowa State University along with Purina and Dow AgroSciences is offering a professional horseman’s field day on Monday, June 20 from 2-7pm. The event is to benefit the serious horse breeder looking to gain optimum nutrition for broodmares and growing horses. Registration begins at 2pm. Anyone can register and it is free. Department of Animal Science Horse Farm Manager and Lecturer, Nikki Ferwerda, comments that this is open to the public and is geared towards anyone raising horses, especially horse breeders . “We will be talking about nutrition for broodmares a
The Department of Animal Science has two professors that have been included in the 2016 Class Members list for the Meat Industry Hall of Fame: Dr. Joe Cordray and Dr. Joe Sebranek.
June Dairy Month
Dogs are everywhere at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center this weekend. The Cyclone Country Kennel Club of Ames is hosting a dog agility trial today, Saturday and Sunday.
"This is a free event which is open to the public and anyone is invited to watch the dogs run" says Val Hims, Cyclone Country Kennel Club member. The trial is a timed competition with two different courses: Jumper with weaves and a standard course with contacts.
Friday, May 20, the Iowa State University Inspiration Awards and Annual Reception was held at the ISU Alumni Center. The faculty-staff recipients included Larry Ebbers, William Edwards, Debra Gibson, Garry Greenlee, Thomas Hill, Robert Jolly and our own Animal Science faculty member – Matthew Ellinwood.
That is what students are making in Dr. Rodrigo Tarté’s class, Animal Science 460/560 (Processed Meats). Dr. Tarté is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science and says in his class students learn principles of meat and food chemistry, meat processing, preservation and non-meat ingredient technology in order to transform raw commodities like meat and poultry into processed, value-added, products.
Targeting Excellence just announced that they have awarded $123,000 in combined scholarships to 58 students from Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The scholarships were awarded to students enrolled in two-year, four-year, graduate and veterinary programs with a focus on food animal agriculture. Four of the six recipients from Iowa were from Iowa State University's Animal Science Program. These students are Danielle James, Kristin Hansen, Shelby Curry and Tyler Triggs.
There are several study abroad opportunities that students can participate in through the Department of Animal Science this year. Students gain valuable life skills, strengthen leadership skills, experience personal growth and broaden their worldview by having exposure to new cultures through these study abroad programs.
2016 Brazil Beef and Horse Industry Study Team
Dr. Peggy Auwerda and Dr. Brad Skaar
In mid-April, the 2016 ISU Meat Judging Team completed their spring competition schedule by competing in the Southeastern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest hosted by The Ohio State University – Columbus and the University of Kentucky – Lexington. The team earned 4th place honors in the contest where 9 full teams vied for the champion trophy. The Cyclones finished with divisional honors: 3rd in beef grading, specifications, and pork judging; and 4th in reasons.
Friday, April 29th the Department of Animal Science hosted a Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards Ceremony in the Ensminger room at 1204 Kildee Hall. The Ceremony was a chance for students to be recognized for their achievements and presented an award by Professor and Department Chair, Dr. Don Beermann. Below are those students who received awards.
Duane & Shirley Acker International Fellowship
Last week the Iowa State University Egg Industry Center hosted their 8th annual Egg Industry Forum at the Embassy Suites in downtown Chicago. The goal of the forum is to update or increase people's awareness on the latest developments and priority issues concerning the U.S.
The 72nd Annual Block and Bridle Horse Show took place at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center this past weekend. The show was for exhibitors to bring their horses and be evaluated by a judge. Some of the classifications were showmanship, halter, English performance and Western performance. Some of the breeds that were represented were American Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse, POA, Appaloosa, and Miniature with over 175 entries. Exhibitors of all ages attended, with a large showing of youth participants!
Posters lined Kildee Hall on Tuesday, April 26 with Agriculture Education and Studies Science With Practice (SWP) posters. Each Spring the class has a Poster Presentation and Reception to celebrate student success and recognition of student research and project development. Students present posters to graduate students in the Ag Education Department. Students are then given awards for best posters.
There is a new piece of artwork in the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center. The art piece is the second of two murals installed in the main entrance atrium at 2516 Mortenson Road in Ames. Hansen Center Manager, Marshall Ruble says “The artwork brings a lot of character to the Hansen Center and both pieces capture the essence of animal science. I am proud to showcase these fine pieces of art in our center.” Former Iowa Pork Producer’s CEO, Rich Degner, is featured in the piece as well as swine and the ties of Animal Science to 4-H and technology.&n
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 marked the second annual FFA Poultry Career Development Event hosted by Iowa State University. ISU Block and Bridle Club Poultry Interest Group helped to plan the event. Assistant Farm Manager Cameron Hall says – “I’m ecstatic at how well the Poultry Interest Group did at setting up the event and making it successful. This is one of the smallest interest groups within Block and Bridle but you wouldn’t know it because they arranged an event that brought in almost 300 kids. It’s such an opportunity for these students to learn and grow. It