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

Schurman to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2017 Distinguished Alumnus
October 16, 2017
Retired Extension Educator will be recognized by the Department of Animal Science on Friday, Oct. 27 at University Park
From left: Darryl Blakey, Matt Wagner, Kara Zolocsik, Kayce Myers, Reuben Hicks, Ben Dreschel, Matt Kelley, Jenny Groff, Toni Smith, Dr. Dan Kniffen, Courtney Love, Sara Lang and Ann Nogan
Penn State Students Talk Issues with Congressional Leaders
October 13, 2017
Nine Department of Animal Science students visited Washington, D.C. and discussed current issues in the beef industry with Congressional leaders.
Prospective Students Invited to Department of Animal Science Open House
October 10, 2017
Penn State's Department of Animal Science will host an Open House for high school seniors on October 25 and 26.
Penn State's winning dairy judging team, from left: Dylan Dietz, Abigail Jantzi, Emma Brenengen,  Emily Heilinger and Coach Dale Olver. Photo by Agri-Graphics
Penn State Wins National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest
October 5, 2017
Penn State students placed first overall at the contest held as part of World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and were fifth high in reasons.
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.