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Department Highlights

Penn State Animal Science Students Meet with Congressional Leaders
November 6, 2018
As part of their Advanced Beef Production Class, students traveled to Washington, D.C. and learned more about issues facing the beef industry and how to effectively communicate with elected representatives.
Rodney Hissong to be Honored as Penn State’s Dairy Science 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
October 17, 2018
Franklin County dairyman, a 1998 graduate, will be recognized at a ceremony on November 2.
Swiss Students Get Overview of Pennsylvania Agriculture
October 16, 2018
Twenty students from Switzerland visited Penn State's University Park Campus and operations throughout the Commonwealth.
Department of Animal Science Prospective Student Open House to be held October 19
September 19, 2018
High school seniors are invited to learn more about the Department of Animal Science and meet faculty and students.
Penn State Extension Educators Recognized at National Meeting
August 16, 2018
Four Extension Educators received awards at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting in Tennessee.
Meat Science Graduate Students Excel at National Competition
July 24, 2018
Had winning entry in fermented summer sausage class and third in specialty class at American Cured Meat Championship (ACMC) competition.
Kevin Harvatine Recognized at ADSA Annual Meeting
July 23, 2018
Harvatine received the prestigious award for his research and educational leadership in identifying critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.
Penn State Dairy Science Club Named Outstanding Chapter at ADSA
June 28, 2018
Penn State's Dairy Science Club was named the Outstanding Chapter for the sixth consecutive year, based on chapter activities, club publications and website.
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.
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 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.
Penn State Equine Students Visit Cargill Feed Production Facility
April 17, 2018
Students in the equine nutrition course learned about equine products and career opportunities.
New Penn State-USDA patented technology removes phosphorus from manure
April 13, 2018
Designed as a mobile system, the three-stage process could have huge impact on water quality challenges.
Researchers aim to further enrich eggs, poultry meat with omega-3 fatty acids
April 9, 2018
Animal Science's Kevin Harvatine, associate professor of nutritional physiology, and Robert Elkin, professor of avian nutritional biochemistry, collaborated on study.
Katsigianis Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 6, 2018
Katsigianis will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo Weekend on April 13 and 14 at University Park.
Patterson is 2018 recipient of Faculty Outreach Award
April 3, 2018
Professor of Poultry Science in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences is recognized for positive influence on individuals and organizations.
More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed
April 2, 2018
Alex Hristov, Ph.D., professor of dairy nutrition in Penn State's Department of Animal Science, was lead researcher for a study of 5,200 lactating dairy cows with collaborating scientists from 15 countries.
Penn State's Block and Bridle Club Recognized Nationally
March 14, 2018
Club was first in the nation for Chapter Year Book and Club Scrap Book; Amy Middleton was named outstanding senior in the nation.
16th annual quarter horse sale: A tradition of excellence
March 12, 2018
The Department of Animal Science's annual quarter horse sale will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Snider Agricultural Arena, University Park.