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

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
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A New Twist on an Old Tradition: Program Celebrates Successful Online Quarter Horse Sale
May 10, 2020
The 18th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale brought the highest average sale price per horse in its history.
Paula Morgan, administrative support coordinator for the Department of Animal Science, left, recently delivered a case of eggs to Robin Knepp of the Central Pennsylvania Community Action Food Bank in Philipsburg. Image: Amy Duke
College of Agricultural Sciences supports food banks, families in need
May 8, 2020
Penn State Meats Laboratory, the Penn State Poultry Education and Research Center and the Penn State Berkey Creamery have donated food products to food banks throughout the region.