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Department Highlights

Dr. Ann Swinker Receives National Equine Science Award
May 19, 2017
Animal Science Professor will be recognized at the ESS Symposium at the University of Minnesota, May 30-June 2.
Heinrichs to be Recognized at ADSA Annual Meeting
May 12, 2017
Professor of Dairy Science Jud Heinrichs, Ph.D., will be named to the inaugural JDS Club 100 for authoring over 100 articles for the Journal of Dairy Science in his career.
Research Focuses on Lost Genetic Diversity
May 10, 2017
Chad Dechow and Wansheng Liu conduct research that may help to reintroduce valuable genetic variance. Article by Amy Duke, Public Relations Specialist, College of Agricultural Sciences.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Second in Nation
April 28, 2017
Collegiate Poultry judging team excels at national contest in April, placing second overall among ten teams competing.
Penn State's Annual Quarter Horse Sale April 29
April 19, 2017
The annual sale will be held at the Snider Ag Arena, and features a demonstration of the horses, tours of Penn State's horse barn and the auction.
Dr. Joseph B. Hess Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 12, 2017
Department of Animal Science will honor Hess at a reception and at the Poultry Science Club's annual Spring Awards Banquet on April 28.
Professor does it all: researches, communicates findings, designs products
April 11, 2017
Jonathan Campbell's expertise makes sausage-making safer - by Jeff Mulhollem, writer/editor, Penn State News
Egan Receives Penn State's Excellence in Advising Award
April 11, 2017
Brian A. Egan, instructor of equine science in the Department of Animal Science, was recognized for outstanding advising, mentoring and encouraging students to achieve their best.
Penn State's Block and Bridle Club Gains National Recognition
April 6, 2017
Club was first in the nation for Chapter Activities, second for its website and third for its scrapbook; Amy Middleton was named Outstanding Junior.
Penn State Students Participate in North American Dairy Challenge
April 6, 2017
Six Animal Science students competed in the Dairy Challenge and the Dairy Challenge Academy in Visalia, CA.
Harpster Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
March 29, 2017
Harold W. Harpster, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Animal Science, will be honored during Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend.
Poultry Science Professor Receives Penn Ag Industries' 2017 Distinguished Service Award
March 17, 2017
R. Michael Hulet, Ph.D., is being recognized for his leadership in agriculture, specifically within the poultry industry.
100th Anniversary of Penn State's "Little "I" to be celebrated on April 8
March 9, 2017
This year's "Little I" will feature special recognition of champion and reserve showmen, show managers, judging teams and others who have contributed to its success.
Poultry Science Club Named National Club of the Year
February 8, 2017
Club places first for third year in a row; also first in scrapbook competition. Matthew Hackenberg was second in Student of the Year contest.
Penn State's First Online Beef Production Sale Successful!
December 15, 2016
The 12 Days 'Til Christmas Sale grossed $62,350 on 15 live lots and three embryo lots.
Penn State Offers First Online Beef Production Sale
November 29, 2016
Sale will be held Tuesday, December 13; open house to view cattle is Sunday, December 11.
Five Penn State Students Compete at Northeast Dairy Challenge
November 17, 2016
Joining teams from eleven northeastern U.S. colleges and two Canadian universities, five Penn State animal science majors competed at SUNY Cobleskill.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Repeats as First in the Nation
November 14, 2016
For the second year in a row, Penn State's poultry judging team topped the national poultry judging contest, with ten universities participating.
Canale to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2016 Distinguished Alumnus
November 1, 2016
Dr. Chris Canale will be honored at a Department of Animal Science ceremony on Friday, November 11.
NE-SARE Grants Awarded to Penn State Animal Science Students
September 27, 2016
Graduate Students Michael Harper and Amy Mayer received competitive grants through USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.