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2013

Penn State's Poultry Judging Team Places Fourth in National Contest
December 5, 2013
Penn State's Poultry Judging team placed fourth overall, second in Egg Production and Quality division and fourth in Broiler Selection and Carcass Quality Division.
Know Your Numbers: Strategies to Improve Cash Flow
November 23, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy Team offers a training program focusing on cropping and feeding management.
Fall Classic Features Dairy Challenge Benefit Calf
October 24, 2013
The Nittany Lion Fall Classic on October 26 will feature a calf to benefit the Penn State Dairy Challenge Team fund.
Middle Managers Conference Rescheduled for March 5
October 24, 2013
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team has rescheduled the Middle Managers Conference to March 5, 2014, with the same interactive program.
How to Reduce Newborn Calf Mortality on Dairy Farms
October 22, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy and Veterinary Teams offer hands-on training for more effective calf management on dairy farms.
Penn State Animal Science Students Take Beef Issues to Washington
October 22, 2013
Sixteen Animal Science students traveled to Washington, D.C. in September, meeting with Congressional representatives and industry leaders.
Penn State Block and Bridle's Fresh Fall Start
October 17, 2013
Block and Bridle Club welcomes new members; will host Calf Sale on October 19.
Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business
October 16, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy Team teaches accounting principles in a series of webinar modules and a hands-on workshop.
Tom Jenkins to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2013 Distinguished Alumnus
October 14, 2013
Dr. Thomas C. Jenkins, professor emeritus at Clemson University, will be honored at a departmental ceremony on October 25.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Hold Webinar Series on Using Dairy Farm Records
October 14, 2013
The series will help producers improve production through effective use of dairy farm records.
Prospective Students Invited to Penn State's Department of Animal Science Open House
September 25, 2013
The Open House will be held October 23-24 at the University Park Campus and will enable prospective students to attend a class, tour the campus and learn to know faculty and students.
Best Milking Practices Workshop for Hispanics
September 25, 2013
Extension Dairy Team offers hands-on workshop taught in Spanish to help producers and employees understand the importance of consistent milking practices.
Precision Dairy Forums Provide Insight into New Technologies
September 24, 2013
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team is offering two programs on using precision technologies for maximum efficiency on dairy farms.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Offers Technology Tuesdays
September 23, 2013
Free Online Webinars Cover Topics from Housing to Nutrition and Robotic Milking
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Will Hold Producer Sessions at the Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop
September 23, 2013
A new addition to the Nutrition Workshop will be a hands-on session geared for dairy producers held on November 11.
Student Industry Tour Shows Pennsylvania's Diverse Agriculture
September 10, 2013
Twenty students and eight faculty in the Department of Animal Science were part of the 2013 student industry tour to see first hand several successful agricultural enterprises.
Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D., Fills Extension Meat Science Position
September 9, 2013
Dr. Campbell will work closely with Pennsylvania's meat industry.
Middle Managers Conference Offers Skills, Discussion and Networking
September 9, 2013
Sponsored by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the conference will feature a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and a panel discussion.
Position Announcement - Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist
August 29, 2013
Know your Numbers: Cropping and Nutritional Strategies To Improve a Dairy Farm's Cash Flow
August 26, 2013
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team offers a workshop for consultants focused on cash flow planning.
Williamson Named Instructor in Department of Animal Science
August 21, 2013
Ohio native Ben Williamson has been named Instructor in the Department of Animal Science; will teach, coach and work with adult and 4-H Extension Animal Science teams.
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team Introduces Expanded Version of Mobile App
August 21, 2013
DairyCentsPRO - Producer Version is a mobile app that allows dairy producers to enter farm-specific information and get information on profitability.
Dr. Jud Heinrichs Receives DeLaval Dairy Extension Award
August 6, 2013
Heinrichs recognized at the American Dairy Science Association Meeting in July for his work with dairy extension.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter in the Nation
July 25, 2013
The Club won outstanding chapter, was first in club website and second in yearbook. Seven members participated in the national meeting.
Penn State Animal Science Students Win National Quadrathlon
July 17, 2013
Penn State Animal Science Students took first place in the second year of the contest, after winning first last year in the quiz bowl portion of the four-part competition.
Dairy Club Wraps Up Great Year
June 25, 2013
Stockmen's Club Reaches $100,000 Scholarship Goal
June 3, 2013
Animal Science Faculty Recognized
May 24, 2013
Penn State's Annual Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale A Success
May 9, 2013
For the 11th year, the student-run Equine Science Showcase and Sale provided valuable hands-on experience for equine students at Penn State.
Centre County 4-H Leader Receives Carolyn Blum Memorial PA Poultry Youth Service Award
May 8, 2013
Centre County 4-H leader is recognized for her years of service and outstanding success in working with the 4-H poultry program.
Penn State's Ag Student Council Recognizes the Poultry Science Club
May 1, 2013
The Poultry Science Club was named "Student Organization of the Year" for its educational activities and community service.
Penn State Block and Bridle Club Holds 96th Annual Little International Livestock Exposition
April 30, 2013
Seventy-two students participated in the Little "I" fitting and showmanship competition on April 13 at the Snider Ag Arena.
Penn State Students Place Third in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
April 29, 2013
Penn State students excel at the 66th National Poultry Judging Contest held at Louisiana State University.
Penn State Livestock Team Competes in All-East Intercollegiate Livestock Contest
April 17, 2013
Livestock team places fifth overall in the three day competition held at the University of Tennessee.
Herbert Siegel Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 15, 2013
Dr. Herbert Siegel will be honored on April 26 at an afternoon reception at University Park and at the Poultry Science Club's annual spring awards banquet in the evening.
Annual "Beef Up the Blood Supply" to be held on April 24
April 15, 2013
Block and Bridle Club hosts the Fight for Life competition between Penn State and the Ohio State University.
Penn State Team Places Second at North American Dairy Challenge
April 10, 2013
A team representing Penn State's Department of Animal Science placed second in evaluating Brand Dairy Farm at the event attended by 128 students from 32 colleges across North America.
Penn State Block and Bridle Club First in Nation!
April 9, 2013
Penn State's Block and Bridle Club was recognized at the national Block and Bridle Club Convention as first in the nation for chapter activities; Danielle Sheppard was fourth in the Outstanding Junior contest.
Horse Dairy Farmer Visits Block and Bridle Club
April 9, 2013
Pierre Decayeux, an organic horse dairy farmer from Normandy, France, talked about his family's farm and the uses for mare's milk.
Extension Dairy Team to Offer One-Day Precision Feeding Conference
April 2, 2013
Dr. Robert Hough Named DAS Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
March 25, 2013
Dr. Robert Hough will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend on April 12 and 13 at University Park.
Henning Endowment Will Enrich Meat Science Programs
March 22, 2013
The William R. Henning Meat Science Enrichment Fund will provide funds for teaching, research and extension science programs in meat science.
Extension Dairy Team Offers Workshop on Preparing Feed Management Plans
March 20, 2013
Pre-certified feed management planners may register now for May 7 workshop to be held in Lancaster.
Meat-In Day 2013 a Great Success!
March 19, 2013
Collegiate Cattlewomen sponsored the 7th annual Meat-In Day at the University Park Campus, with the theme, "Nice to MEAT you..Pleased to FEED you."
Department of Animal Science - An Update!
March 19, 2013
Eight months after the restructuring that created the Department of Animal Science, relationships are strengthened and expanded.
Penn State Animal Science Students Top National Beef Quiz Bowl
March 15, 2013
Penn State team continues a winning tradition, having won the national contest 11 times since 1993.
Penn State Poultry Science Club Gains National Recognition
March 12, 2013
The Club's scrapbook won first place in the scrapbook contest, the club was third in Club of the Year contest, and Corissa Steimling placed first in the undergraduate research poster presentation contest.
"Tools for Teams" Workshop Accepting Registrations
March 1, 2013
Extension Dairy Team is offering a hands-on workshop on March 20 to provide insight for dairy advisory teams to use management tools more effectively.
2013 Meat-In Day to be Held Thursday, March 14
February 26, 2013
Members of Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen and the Penn State Block and Bridle Club will collaborate on educating students and faculty about the health benefits of animal products.
Best Milking Practices Workshop Offers Training in On-Farm Culturing
February 8, 2013
Penn State Extension Dairy Team has scheduled two workshops to help increase milk quality through collecting and indentifying on-farm cultures.
Best Milking Practices Workshop Focuses on High Quality Production
February 1, 2013
Workshops designed for English-speaking milkers and managers will emphasize proper milking techniques and standard operating procedures.
January 2013 Department Highlights
January 30, 2013
Department personnel in the news: Don Ace, Zachary Stephens, Wendall Landis, Tyler Nishnick, and Dakota Grove
Big Ten Network to Feature Extension Dairy Team's DairyCents App
January 30, 2013
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will be featured as part of a Big Ten Network television broadcast on February 5 at 9:30 p.m. The program will highlight the Penn State community's impact locally, around the country and the world.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Programs Focus on Good Rumen Health
January 29, 2013
Register now to learn about issues that affect good rumen health and explore feeding rations and proper facilities.
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team Offers Free Online Workshops To Increase Efficiency and Support Effective Decision-making
January 10, 2013
Free online seminars continue throughout 2013; updated schedule for Friday Facilitator Forums and Technology Tuesdays.