Department Highlights

Dr. Michael Lilburn Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 28, 2014
The Department of Animal Science will honor Dr. Lilburn on May 2 at a reception at University Park. He is the second recipient of this award.
May 15 Conference Provides Tips on Necessary Skills
April 26, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team and the Center for Dairy Excellence are sponsoring a conference to offer tips on essentials to enhance careers.
Penn State Students Excel at Southeastern Meat Judging Contest
April 25, 2014
The first meat judging team in four years competed strongly at the regional contest hosted by the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky.
Penn State Block and Bridle Club Recognized at National Convention
April 23, 2014
The Club placed second in chapter activities at the 94th National Block and Bridle Convention hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Penn State's Livestock Judging Team Places Fifth Nationally
April 23, 2014
The team participated in the All East Livestock Evaluation and Judging Contest at Purdue University.
Penn State Students Have Best-Ever Showing in National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest
April 22, 2014
Department of Animal Science students placed second overall at the 67th National Poultry Judging Contest at Louisiana State University.
Meat-In Day at Penn State Huge Success
April 21, 2014
Penn State's Collegiate Cattlewomen and Block and Bridle Clubs joined to promote the importance of animal products in the diet.
Normandy Trip Highlights Equine Industry
April 11, 2014
Seventeen undergraduates traveled to France for an insider's view of the thriving equine industry.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Host Feed Management Conference
April 11, 2014
A one-day workshop on effective feed management is scheduled for May 8 at the Farm and Home Center, Lancaster.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team to Host Negotiation Workshop
April 10, 2014
On April 30, dairy producers, managers and herdsmen can learn negotiating strategies to be more effective.
Penn State Team Excels at North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
April 9, 2014
Penn State's Dairy Challenge team representing the Department of Animal Science earned a first place award at the contest held in Fort Wayne, IN.
OsteoChallenge 5K Raises $450 for Osteoporosis Foundation
April 9, 2014
Penn State Dairy Science Club hosts OsteoChallenge with 45 runners and walkers participating to raise funds.
Olver Recognized with Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching
March 31, 2014
Department of Animal Science's Dale Olver has been recognized for his outstanding work with students, encouraging and teaching.
Penn State Students Travel to Germany with Animal Science Tour
March 31, 2014
Students gained a better understanding of the thriving Germany poultry industry in visits to the University of Vechta, broiler and layer farms, research facilities and businesses that support the industry.
Dairy Cattle Reproduction Certificate Program for Dairy Workers
March 17, 2014
The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is offering the two-day certificate program for current and beginning dairy workers.
Penn State Extension Dairy Team Announces "Tools for Teams" Webinars
February 26, 2014
Seven free webinars will have a production-oriented focus.
Penn State Animal Science Students Reserve Champions in National Beef Quiz Bowl
February 20, 2014
Students continued a winning tradition at the National College Beef Quiz Bowl in Nashville.
Penn State Poultry Science Club Named Second in Nation
February 20, 2014
The Poultry Science Club received multiple recognitions, and three members were honored for their outstanding achievements at the USPOULTRY College Student Career Program.
New Registration Opportunity for On-Farm Culturing Training
February 12, 2014
Penn State's Extension Dairy Team is offering four workshops for dairy producers; registration is still available and participants can choose to register with supplies for culturing included and without supplies.
Best Milking Practice Workshop to Help Improve Milk Quality
January 31, 2014
Penn State Extension Dairy Team offers training in on-farm culturing to improve income and decrease cost of treatment for mastitis.