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

Etherton Receives PCA's 2020 Industry Service Award
August 4, 2020
Pennsylvania Cattlemen's Association recognized Dr. Etherton for his support and leadership.
Penn State Meat Market Will Re-Open in August
July 27, 2020
The Meat Market will re-open the week of August 24 after receiving approval from the University for the safety plan for customers and employees.
Animal Science Students Place First in National Quadrathlon
July 24, 2020
Four Penn State students competed in the Academic Quadrathlon held virtually as part of the American Society of Animal Science annual meeting and trade show.
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. Image:  HRISTOV RESEARCH GROUP, PENN STATE
Correct dosage of methane-inhibiting additive in dairy cow feed shown in study
July 23, 2020
Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, worked with an international team of researchers to study a methane-inhibiting supplement in dairy cattle feed.
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.