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

Equine Science Program's Legacy of Hands-On Learning Continues...Online
March 28, 2020
Penn State's Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale has been transitioned to an online auction.
Penn State Quarter Horse Sale Goes Online
March 25, 2020
Penn State's annual quarter horse sale will take place online, with bidding open from April 27, 2020 to May 2, 2020.
Cows in the study at the Penn State dairy barns, to eat a sweet treat, put their heads in devices that measure methane they belch. The average dairy cow burps about 380 pounds of the potent greenhouse gas a year.
Feed supplement for dairy cows cuts their methane emission by about a quarter
March 2, 2020
A recently published study by Department of Animal Science researcher Dr. Alex Hristov shows promise in reducing methane production in cows.
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.