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Department Highlights

November 18, 2019

The new Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building will replace the 52-year-old Henning Building and co-locate the departments of Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The 105,000 square foot new construction will feature an array of unique spaces and facilities for students, faculty, and staff.

November 10, 2019

Etherton received Distinguished Service Award for his many outstanding contributions to the broad field of animal and dairy science.

October 31, 2019

Student met with Congressional leaders and discussed issues affecting agriculture and the beef industry.

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.

Penn State’s winning judging team at the All-American Dairy Show collegiate judging contest -  from left: Caleb McGee, Daniel Kitchen, Belle Dallam and Gregory Norris.
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.

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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.

Penn State Berkey Creamery now carries five flavors of salami, five flavors of beef jerky and three flavors of meat snack sticks, all made at the Penn State Meats Lab. Image: Michael Houtz
September 6, 2019

An expanded partnership now has the Creamery carrying salami, beef jerky and three flavors of meat snack sticks.

The outstanding Quarter Horse stallion, One N Only (Uno), has been donated to Penn State University by Anthony and Christina Curiale, Hidden Lake Farm, New Jersey.  Photo courtesy of Ashleigh Egan, AE Photography
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.

July 15, 2019

Ganda is Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiome; her appointment is 75 percent research and 25 percent teaching.

Students representing Penn State at ADSA-SAD meetings, from left: Bailey Winslow, Michael Morgan, Shoshana Brody, Daniel Kitchen, Kelly MacRae, Sydney Jewell and Kelly Forbes.
June 28, 2019

Club members won first place in the Quiz Bowl; the club placed second in the Outstanding Chapter competition.

From left: Nisha Bhatt, Jaclyn Topper, David Buckwalter, Donald Opp, Kelly Boland, Brooke Pitney, Paulina Oleinik, Alyse Crownover, Jesse Reichenbach, Elizabeth St. Clair, Paige Prawucki, Jessi Nalepa, Colleen Clark, and Catherine Padilla
June 26, 2019

Fourteen students studied animal agriculture in Switzerland through course work and visits within the country.

June 24, 2019

Dr. Robert G. Elkin, Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry, has been named a PSA Fellow, the highest recognition bestowed by PSA.

PSU Summertime Rockn shatters previous record, selling for $19,000
May 30, 2019

Horse named PSU Summertime Rockn shatters previous record, selling for $19,000

Penn State Collegiate Poultry Judging Team, from left: Montana Riggs, Megan Laubach, Coach Phillip Clauer, Karissa Lombardo and Alicia Gates.
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.

General health care is a big part of the students’ work at the Penn State Deer Research Center. Here, Joey Dell, Kayla Schlichting and Maddy Schneider take antler measurements on a sedated buck during fall vaccinations. Penn State Image
April 10, 2019

Penn State's Deer Research Center introduces students to industry regulations and inspections while working in a captive wildlife facility.

Ed Mills, Associate Professor of Meat Science, works with students in the meats lab.
April 8, 2019

The Penn State Meats Laboratory offers fresh, specialty meat products as well as practical experience to students.

Penn State students who competed successfully at the 2019 NESA event.
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.

Penn State Block and Bridle Club members are gearing up for the 102nd Little International Livestock Exposition. The club will be joined by the Penn State Dairy Science Club, which will be hosting its annual Dairy Expo on the same day.
March 21, 2019

Little I and Dairy Expo will be held on April 6 at the Snider Ag Arena at University Park.

March 12, 2019

He will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend, April 5 and 6 at University Park.

February 14, 2019

Alexander N. Hristov, Ph.D., P.A.S. recognized for his accomplishments in research, teaching and service.