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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
National First Place Poultry Judging Team.  Seated, from left: Blake Ramsey, Logan Karchner and Matt Hackenberg; Standing, from left: Alyssa Kaupus and Phillip Clauer, coach.
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.

November 1, 2016

Dr. Chris Canale will be honored at a Department of Animal Science ceremony on Friday, November 11.

September 27, 2016

Graduate Students Michael Harper and Amy Mayer received competitive grants through USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

August 22, 2016

Teri Antilley, Ph.D., will be Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist

Penn State Dairy Science students at ADSA: Back row, from left: Amber Gabel, Michelle Hartzell, Alton Rudgers, Halee Wasson; Middle row, from left: Amy Middleton, Simon Itle, Emma Brenegen; Front, from left: Emily Shaw and Cara Trotter.
July 27, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Penn State's Dairy Science Club was named Outstanding Chapter at the ADSA Student Affiliate Division Annual Meetings in Utah.

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.