Department Highlights

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.
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.
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.
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.
Stockmen's Club Reaches $100,000 Scholarship Goal
June 3, 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.