Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers teaching, research, and extension programs in animal agriculture and the food system.

Animal Science News

Painting of Penn State stallions on display in Penn State's Department of Animal Science. From left: Brian Egan, Joe Tylka, Artist Caitlin Walsh, Julianne Tylka, Burt Staniar and Terry Etherton.
Painting of Penn State Stallions Comes Full Circle
September 21, 2017
Senior Caitlin Walsh donates painting of influential stallions; alumnus Joe Tylka and wife Julianne purchase it and gift it back to the Animal Science Department.
Robert C. Goodling, Jr. and his wife Erin at the awards ceremony.
Goodling Receives Distinguished Service Award
August 30, 2017
Robert C. Goodling, Jr., received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents at their annual meeting Utah.
Block and Bridle Saddle & Sirloin Club Inducts First Members
July 19, 2017
Dr. Harold Harpster and the late Ms. Vivian Baumer were inducted into the newly organized Saddle & Sirloin Club, recognizing their significant contributions.
Dr. Dengpan Bu and Dr. Terry Etherton discuss opportunities within the dairy industries of China and Pennsylvania.
Chinese Dairy Leader Provides Overview of Growing Industry
July 13, 2017
Dengpan Bu, Ph.D., discussed the economic benefits of research and interacted with faculty on potential collaborative efforts.
Penn State students who won the national ASAS Academic Quadrathlon competition, from left: Amber Gabel Smith, Sarah Shoup, Amy Middleton and Alexa LeCrone.
Penn State Students Dominate National ASAS Academic Quadrathlon
July 13, 2017
Four undergraduates from Penn State's Block & Bridle and Dairy Science Clubs took first place in the national ASAS competition held at the ASAS national meeting.