Department Highlights

Penn State Animal Science Professor Receives Cargill's Young Scientist Award
July 27, 2016
Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D., received the 2016 Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award at the ASAS/ADSA joint annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Two Receive Staff Laureate Awards
July 21, 2016
Robb Meinen and Randy Swope Recognized by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Hulet Honored by Poultry Science Association
July 11, 2016
R. Michael Hulet has been selected as a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association; recognized during its 105th annual meeting.
Dr. Ann Swinker Receives National Award
June 21, 2016
Swinker was presented the American Horse Council's (AHC) Van Ness Award during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 13.
Penn State Students Attend Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy
April 21, 2016
Seven Department of Animal Science students participated in the three-day North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and Dairy Academy at Syracuse, NY.
Poultry Science Club Received Club of the Year Award
April 20, 2016
Ag Student Council recognized outstanding performances by students and clubs throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. William Weaver Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 12, 2016
Weaver, former Head of the Department of Poultry Science, will be honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on April 29 at a reception.
Goodband Named DAS Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
April 5, 2016
Kansas State University Professor will be honored during the Little I/Dairy Expo weekend in April.
Animal Science Major Honored as Visionary
March 28, 2016
Hattie Henderson, New Florence, Westmoreland County, is recognized by Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search.
2015 Manure Expo to Receive Governor's Award For Environmental Excellence
March 23, 2016
The Manure Expo, co-chaired by Senior Extension Specialist Robb Meinen and Franklin County's Jennifer Bratthauar, will be recognized for its environmental innovation.
Animal Science Major Finds "the Beef" with Internship
March 2, 2016
Elizabeth Palmer learned a lot about livestock and cattle through her internship with the United States Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska.
Felix Joins Penn State's Animal Science Faculty as Beef Extension Specialist
February 29, 2016
Pennsylvania native Tara Felix will work with the Commonwealth's beef industry and teach undergraduate courses.
Kniffen to Chair National Beef Quality Assurance Program
February 28, 2016
Animal Science Professor has been selected to provide leadership to national BQA check-off funded program managed by National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
Something to crow about: Animal science student finishes stellar academic career
February 26, 2016
Josh Cassar, Lansdale, filled his undergraduate years at Penn State with activities, leading to a career in the poultry industry.
Poultry Science Club Sweeps National Awards
February 5, 2016
For the second straight year, Penn State's Poultry Science Club was recognized as National Club of the Year. Senior Josh Cassar was named National Member of the Year.
Penn State Students Place Second in National Quiz Bowl
February 4, 2016
Team competed as representatives of the Eastern Region at the 2016 National Quiz Bowl held as part of the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show.
Dairy nutrition research contributes to 150-year-old Creamery legacy
November 13, 2015
Animal Science's Kevin Harvatine experiments with novel feed supplements to boost fat content of milk, helping meet the demand for higher fat milk for uses like ice cream and cheese.
Penn State Poultry Judging Team First in the Nation
November 9, 2015
The team scored impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality, and Egg Production & Quality.
Six Penn State Animal Science students receive internship awards
November 2, 2015
Six Animal Science students were among the ten students who received the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's 2015 Internship Awards.
Penn State Hosts Northeast Dairy Challenge
October 28, 2015
Eight Penn State students were part of the 109 students from 12 universities who competed in the 13th annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge in State College.