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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
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.

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.

From left: Sarah Meyers, mentor from AgChoice Farm Credit, and students Breana Scribner of SUNY Cobleskill, Jaylene Lesher of Penn State University and Kohlton Butler of Vermont Technical College take notes on the heifer facilities at Ti Glo Farm.
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 who received National Dairy Shrine scholarships, from left: Sarabeth Royer, Amy Kraus, Amber Gabel, Kyle Sollenberger, Chad Horst,  Isaac Haagen and Simon Itle.
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.

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

Block and Bridle Club members at national convention.
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.