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Department Highlights

Dr. Terry Etherton Recognized by Northeast ASAS/ADSA
November 10, 2019
Etherton received Distinguished Service Award for his many outstanding contributions to the broad field of animal and dairy science.
Penn State Animal Science Students Visit Nation's Capital
October 31, 2019
Student met with Congressional leaders and discussed issues affecting agriculture and the beef industry.
Henning Building, built in 1967, has been taken down as the first step in new construction project on Ag Hill
October 17, 2019
William L. Henning Building has been completely razed as a first step in the construction of the new Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building, expected to be completed in late 2021. To view site preparation, click on the webcam link.
State Dairy Judging Team Concludes Successful Fall
October 9, 2019
Team places first in oral reasons in three contests; was first at the All-American Dairy Show, second at the World Dairy Expo and third at Eastern States Exposition.
New animal science class offers insight into Irish equine industry
September 10, 2019
Students with an interest in horses will have an opportunity to learn about the Irish equine industry and travel there during spring break to visit horse farms and facilities.
Berkey Creamery partners with Meats Lab to promote Penn State-grown products
September 6, 2019
An expanded partnership now has the Creamery carrying salami, beef jerky and three flavors of meat snack sticks.
Penn State Equine Program Acquires Valuable Stallion
August 11, 2019
Anthony and Christina Curiale, Hidden Lake Farm, Logan Township, NJ, donated Quarter Horse stallion One N Only (Uno) to the Department of Animal Science.
Ganda Joins Penn State's Animal Science Department
July 15, 2019
Ganda is Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiome; her appointment is 75 percent research and 25 percent teaching.
Penn State Students Excel at ADSA-SAD Annual Meetings
June 28, 2019
Club members won first place in the Quiz Bowl; the club placed second in the Outstanding Chapter competition.
Penn State Students Study Swiss Animal Agriculture Practices
June 26, 2019
Fourteen students studied animal agriculture in Switzerland through course work and visits within the country.
Elkin Honored by Poultry Science Association
June 24, 2019
Dr. Robert G. Elkin, Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry, has been named a PSA Fellow, the highest recognition bestowed by PSA.
Annual Penn State Quarter Horse sale shatters records, draws large crowd
May 30, 2019
Horse named PSU Summertime Rockn shatters previous record, selling for $19,000
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.
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.
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 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.
Little I Livestock Expo offers unparalleled showing experience for students
March 21, 2019
Little I and Dairy Expo will be held on April 6 at the Snider Ag Arena at University Park.
Garrison Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
March 12, 2019
He will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend, April 5 and 6 at University Park.
Department of Animal Science Faculty Member Named Distinguished Professor
February 14, 2019
Alexander N. Hristov, Ph.D., P.A.S. recognized for his accomplishments in research, teaching and service.
Tara Felix Receives National Recognition
January 30, 2019
Felix is a recipient of the 2018 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit.