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

Shown with donated stallion “Red, White N Good” are, from left, Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Animal Science, Craig and Becky Bailey of Bailey Farm LLC, and Brian Egan, instructor in equine science.
Hold your quarter horses: Donors create equine legacy at Penn State
May 30, 2018
Penn State's Equine Science Program recently received "Red, White N Good,” a quarter-horse stallion valued at $130,000, from Craig and Becky Bailey, of Bailey Farm in Ohio.
Members of PSERT stand on a horse scale at the University of Florida's large animal hospital.
Penn State Equine Research Team Explores the Florida Horse Industry
May 18, 2018
PSERT members learned more about the Florida equine industry and made presentations at an undergraduate research symposium at the University of Florida.
Collegiate Poultry Judging Team, from left: Heather Menges, Katie Sondericker, Coach Phillip J. Clauer, Amanda Kulp and Hannah Sciubba.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Fifth in Nation
May 14, 2018
The team placed third in the Market Product Division and were tied for third in Breed Selection Division.
Penn State students at Dairy Challenge: From left, Lisa Holden, coach; Ian Miller, academy member; Greg Kowalewski, Alexis Ream, Emma Brenengen, Mike Barton, Jr., team members; Zane Itle, academy member; Virginia Ishler, coach.
Penn State Animal Science Students at North American Dairy Challenge
April 21, 2018
Four students were part of the Dairy Challenge and two students participated in the Dairy Challenge Academy, which took place in Visalia, CA.
James L. Adams Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 17, 2018
Adams will be honored on April 27 at a reception at University Park.