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Department Highlights

Penn State Animal Science Students Participate in Dairy Challenge
November 6, 2017
Six students joined 119 students in innovative, three-day educational competition, working in mixed-university teams.
Penn State's Department of Animal Science Welcomes Gino Lorenzoni
October 26, 2017
Lorenzoni, D.V.M., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Poultry Science and Avian Health; will provide leadership in avian health extension programs.
Pennsylvania Targeting Excellence Event Raises Over $48,000
October 24, 2017
Clay shooting event brings together agricultural students and industry leaders to network and raise funds for scholarships
Animal Science Students Visit Tioga County Producers
October 24, 2017
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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter at ADSA
June 29, 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, Penn State's Dairy Science Club was recognized for their outstanding activities, participation and publications.
Penn State Students Absorb Swiss Agriculture, History and Culture
June 13, 2017
Fifteen Penn State students visited Switzerland after studying and analyzing the agricultural sector of the country.
Cloninger Named Animal Science Advising Coordinator
May 30, 2017
2007 grad Rachel Cloninger will work with current and prospective students in Department of Animal Science.
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.