Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers teaching, research, and extension programs in animal agriculture and the food system.

Animal Science News

Joy Pate, Ph.D., Honored by Society for the Study of Reproduction
February 21, 2020
Pate, Professor of Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Animal Science, will receive the Society's 2020 Trainee Mentoring Award at its annual meeting.
A Holstein steer gets a hormone implant in its ear.
Holstein steers given hormone implants grow as well as beef steers
February 21, 2020
Penn State researchers offer study results as good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their operations financially viable.
Graduate Student Spotlights: Cesar Matamoros
January 21, 2020
Cesar Matamoros is a PhD student in the Huck Institutes' Integrative and Biomedical Physiology program. Learn why he's excited to do his research at Penn State.
Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building Project
November 18, 2019
The new Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building will replace the 52-year-old Henning Building and co-locate the departments of Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The 105,000 square foot new construction will feature an array of unique spaces and facilities for students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Terry Etherton Recognized by Northeast ASAS/ADSA
November 10, 2019
Etherton received Distinguished Service Award for his many outstanding contributions to the broad field of animal and dairy science.