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

Chad Dechow, Outstanding Club Advisor
ADSA Recognizes Dechow, Brody, and Melgar Moreno with National Awards
July 7, 2020
Three from Department of Animal Science given highest honors at virtual annual meeting.
Outstanding Student Member, ADSA-SAD
Penn State Dairy Science Club Excels at ADSA Virtual Meetings
July 7, 2020
Club tied for first in annual report of activities; the Dairyman yearbook placed first; Shoshana Brody was named Outstanding Student Member.
Riley Silvis, 2019 National Petite Miss Agriculture, helps to hand out half gallons of milk Tuesday during a distribution event outside of the Nittany Mall. Photo by Abby Drey
'Win-win' collaborative event aims to support struggling dairy farms, help Centre County residents
May 27, 2020
The State College Food Bank, Vale Wood Farms, the State College Downtown Rotary, Penn State Extension and the Centre County Farm Bureau came together on Tuesday to distribute half gallons of milk to the community.
This 4-day old fawn was one of six born over the past weekend at the Penn State Deer Research Center. The annual fawning season is normally the last two weeks of May with the peak-time for births being around Memorial Day.
Fawning over the Fawns
May 27, 2020
It is fawning season at Penn State's Deer Research Center. Part of the University's Department of Animal Sciences, the Deer Research Center provides unique research and educational opportunities for students and faculty.
photo by Chris-McKee, Creative Commons/
Penn State Extension helping Pa. meat processors withstand COVID-19 outbreak
May 22, 2020
Operations large and small benefit from trusted, experienced educators they work with regularly