The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University has enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2015 National Barrow in Austin, Minnesota. The Swine Teaching Farm started the week by earning Reserve Champion Purebred Truckload honors, Champion Crossbred Truckload honors, and Grand Champion Truckload on Monday.
ISU animal Science and veterinary researchers made possible the first-ever successful bovine embryo transfer in the Republic of Kosovo, a step that will strengthen food security and agriculture for the nation. For the complete story go to http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2015/09/03/kosovo
Exhibitors and their families, buyers, representatives from Iowa Foundation for the Advancement of Agriculture , ISU meats judging team students and faculty attended to view the carcasses of the state fair champions. They learned about how the different species used various factors to determine the value of the carcass. Steer, heifer, lamb, hog, and goat meat cuts were available for viewing. To see the 2015 carcass and historical data, click here.
Today, August 17th, 2015 sees the launch of Iowa State University's Department of Animal Science's new website.