Department Highlights

Kniffen to Chair National Beef Quality Assurance Program
February 28, 2016
Animal Science Professor has been selected to provide leadership to national BQA check-off funded program managed by National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Something to crow about: Animal science student finishes stellar academic career
February 26, 2016
Josh Cassar, Lansdale, filled his undergraduate years at Penn State with activities, leading to a career in the poultry industry.
Poultry Science Club Sweeps National Awards
February 5, 2016
For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.
Penn State Students Place Second in National Quiz Bowl
February 4, 2016
Team competed as representatives of the Eastern Region at the 2016 National Quiz Bowl held as part of the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.
Dairy nutrition research contributes to 150-year-old Creamery legacy
November 13, 2015
Animal Science's Kevin Harvatine experiments with novel feed supplements to boost fat content of milk, helping meet the demand for higher fat milk for uses like ice cream and cheese.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team First in the Nation
November 9, 2015
The team scored impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality, and Egg Production & Quality.
Six Penn State Animal Science students receive internship awards
November 2, 2015
Six Animal Science students were among the ten students who received the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's 2015 Internship Awards.
Penn State Hosts Northeast Dairy Challenge
October 28, 2015
Eight Penn State students were part of the 109 students from 12 universities who competed in the 13th annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge in State College.
Penn State Students Earn Top National Dairy Shrine Scholarships
October 28, 2015
Seven Penn State Dairy Science Club members received National Dairy Shrine scholarships awarded during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI earlier this month.
Chester Co. Dairyman to be Recognized as 2015 Distinguished Alumnus
October 25, 2015
William Moore, Walmoore Holsteins, West Grove, Chester County, will be recognized by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on Friday, November 13, at a departmental ceremony
Penn State Block and Bridle Club Places First in Nation
October 20, 2015
The Block and Bridle Club was first in chapter activities, first in yearbook and second for its scrapbook. Club President Elizabeth Palmer was fifth place for overall outstanding junior in the nation.
Penn State Beef Students Roundup Support for Beef Industry Issues in DC
October 13, 2015
Eight Animal Science students traveled to Washington, DC, to learn more about issues affecting the beef industry and communicate with legislative leaders about these issues.
Penn State's New Student Industry Tour Highlights Agriculture's Diversity
September 9, 2015
Twenty-five students new to the Department of Animal Science toured agricultural operations and learned about career opportunities.
Animal Science Professor Named to Senior Leadership
August 13, 2015
Regina Vasilatos-Younken named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School
Penn State Professor Receives Poultry Science Association Award
August 8, 2015
Alan Johnson, Ph.D., received the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award at the 104th annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association in July.
Penn State Animal Science Students Place Second Nationally in Quadrathlon
July 22, 2015
Penn State's four member team represented the northeast in the national competition's fourth year.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter at ADSA
July 20, 2015
Penn State's Club received national recognition for its outstanding chapter activities for the third straight year. The Quiz Bowl team also placed first.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Garners National Award for Webinars
June 17, 2015
Technology Tuesday Webinar series recognized for its noteworthy educational value beyond the classroom.
Penn State Students Place Second Overall in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
May 12, 2015
Animal Science students placed second in national contest for the second straight year. Joshua Cassar was first place overall individual.
John P. Miller Receives 2015 Carolyn Blum Memorial Award
May 11, 2015
Miller was recognized with the PA Poultry Youth Service Award at the Youth Poultry 101 Conference on May 2.