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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
July 27, 2016

Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D., received the 2016 Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award at the ASAS/ADSA joint annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Randy Swope receives the Customer Service Award from Dean Roush.
July 21, 2016

Robb Meinen and Randy Swope Recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

July 11, 2016

R. Michael Hulet has been selected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association; recognized during its 105th annual meeting.

June 21, 2016

Swinker was presented the American Horse Council's (AHC) Van Ness Award during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 13.

Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy students are, from left: Amber Gabel, Denille Pingrey, Jaylene Lesher, Alton Rudgers, Chase Cashell, Carli Carolei, Matthew Leise.
April 21, 2016

Seven Department of Animal Science students participated in the three-day North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy at Syracuse, NY.

Poultry Science Club representatives at the Ag Ball, from left: Gabby Winger, Lauren Foisy, Colleen Andrews, Ali Ferver and Joshua Cassar.
April 20, 2016

Ag Student Council recognized outstanding performances by students and clubs throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences.

April 12, 2016

Weaver, former Head of the Department of Poultry Science, will be honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on April 29 at a reception.

April 5, 2016

Kansas State University Professor will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend in April.

March 28, 2016

Hattie Henderson, New Florence, Westmoreland County, is recognized by Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search.

March 23, 2016

The Manure Expo, co-chaired by Senior Extension Specialist Robb Meinen and Franklin County's Jennifer Bratthauar, will be recognized for its environmental innovation.

March 2, 2016

Elizabeth Palmer learned a lot about livestock and cattle through her internship with the United States Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska.

February 29, 2016

Pennsylvania native Tara Felix will work with the Commonwealth's beef industry and teach undergraduate courses.

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.

Joshua Cassar, left, is congratulated by Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, after receiving the national Student of the Year award at the 2016 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta.
February 26, 2016

Josh Cassar, Lansdale, filled his undergraduate years at Penn State with activities, leading to a career in the poultry industry.

February 17, 2016

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, was honored at the PA Dairy Summit last week.

Poultry Science Club members accepting their national recognition.
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.

Quiz Bowl team members, from left: Michelle Hartzell, Elizabeth Palmer, National Cattlement's Foundation Representative Linda Davidson, Jana Peters, Amber Gabel and Jaylene Lesher.
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.

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.

November 12, 2015

Troy Ott, Professor of reproductive physiology, is developing a blood test that dairy farmers and livestock veterinarians can use to tell whether a cow failed to conceive after insemination.

National First Place Poultry Judging Team.  Seated, from left: Nathan Graybeal, Benjamin Luksic and Camille Lewandowski; Standing, from left: Josh Cassar and Phillip Clauer.
November 9, 2015

The team scored impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality, and Egg Production & Quality.