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

Penn State Collegiate Poultry Judging Team, from left: Montana Riggs, Megan Laubach, Coach Phillip Clauer, Karissa Lombardo and Alicia Gates.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Third in Nation
April 17, 2019
The team also placed second in the Breed Selection Division and fifth in the Market Products Division. Karissa Lombardo was high individual in the Breed Selection Division and eighteenth overall.
John Menges Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 12, 2019
Menges will be honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on April 26 with a reception and at the Poultry Science Club's Spring Awards Banquet.
General health care is a big part of the students’ work at the Penn State Deer Research Center. Here, Joey Dell, Kayla Schlichting and Maddy Schneider take antler measurements on a sedated buck during fall vaccinations. Penn State Image
Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center
April 10, 2019
Penn State's Deer Research Center introduces students to industry regulations and inspections while working in a captive wildlife facility.
Ed Mills, Associate Professor of Meat Science, works with students in the meats lab.
Penn State Prime: The Meat Lab is a Friday destination for many foodies, even as it trains the next generation of industry leaders
April 8, 2019
The Penn State Meats Laboratory offers fresh, specialty meat products as well as practical experience to students.
Penn State students who competed successfully at the 2019 NESA event.
Penn State Wins Overall at 2019 NESA Competition
March 23, 2019
Eight teams with students from the Block and Bridle and Dairy Science Club competed and took first, second, third, fifth, seventh and tenth overall.