Department Highlights

The final beam, with a small tree attached, is hoisted to the top of the half-completed Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building on the University Park campus. The facility is expected to be completed in late 2021. IMAGE: Michael Houtz
September 14, 2020

A "topping out" ceremony was held to mark the halfway point of construction. The new building, replacing the Henning Building, is expected to be complete in late 2021.

August 10, 2020

Department of Animal Science's Dr. Gregory Martin and John Boney will be part of the research team working to create a sustainable broiler production system by improving bird and human health.

August 4, 2020

Pennsylvania Cattlemen's Association recognized Dr. Etherton for his support and leadership.

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.

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
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
July 7, 2020

Three from Department of Animal Science given highest honors at virtual annual meeting.

Outstanding Student Member, ADSA-SAD
July 7, 2020

Club tied for first in annual report of activities; the Dairyman yearbook placed first; Shoshana Brody was named Outstanding Student Member.

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
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.
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/
May 22, 2020

Operations large and small benefit from trusted, experienced educators they work with regularly

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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
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.

The guidance recognizes that dairy producers are facing a very difficult situation - markets for their milk have dried up and their cows keep making milk. IMAGE: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
April 24, 2020

Robert Meinen, senior extension associate in the college, explains that the guidance recognizes that dairy producers are facing a very difficult situation - markets for their milk have dried up and their cows keep making milk.

From left:  Ethan Metzler, Lindsey Bright, Samantha Shirk and Luke Trimble.
April 24, 2020

Elections and recognition of outstanding members took place virtually as a result of Covid-19, with students having returned to their homes.

April 17, 2020

A newly created video highlights Penn State Extension's Industrial Food Safety and Quality Team and its important contribution to Pennsylvania's meat processing industry.

Burt Staniar, center, displays his LEAD21 certificate, flanked by LEAD21 program chair Mike O'Neill, from the University of Connecticut, left, and LEAD21 board chair Brian Kowalkowski, from the College of Menominee Nation. Image courtesy of LEAD21
April 14, 2020

Department of Animal Science's Burt Staniar completed the LEAD21 program, a leadership-development initiative.

March 28, 2020

Penn State's Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale has been transitioned to an online auction.