Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building project advances

September 12, 2019

The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Sept. 12) recommended approval of the final plans and authorization to expend funds for the Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building at the University Park campus at a cost of $98.5 million. The project will be presented to the full board for a vote on Friday, Sept. 13.

New animal science class offers insight into Irish equine industry

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.

Berkey Creamery partners with Meats Lab to promote Penn State-grown products

September 6, 2019

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

Berkey Creamery partners with Meats Lab to promote Penn State-grown products

September 4, 2019

Penn State tailgaters and students alike have new products to enjoy thanks to a partnership between Berkey Creamery and the Penn State Meats Laboratory. The Creamery now carries five flavors of salami, five flavors of beef jerky and three flavors of meat snack sticks, all made at the Meats Lab.

New animal science class offers insight into Irish equine industry

September 4, 2019

Students who have always dreamed of traveling to the Emerald Isle and have an interest in horses, now may have the chance through an embedded course, Animal Science ANSC 499. “Ireland’s Equine Industry: A Global Perspective into the Horse World” will be offered for the first time in the spring 2020 semester.

A goal realized: Couple creates scholarship in poultry and animal science

August 20, 2019

The George A. and Tina K. Georges Scholarship, which benefits students minoring in poultry and avian science or in animal science, has been created in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

Penn State Equine Program Acquires Valuable Stallion

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.

New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs

July 17, 2019

Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.

Ganda Joins Penn State's Animal Science Department

July 15, 2019

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

Penn State Students Excel at ADSA-SAD Annual Meetings

June 28, 2019

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

Penn State professor named Poultry Science Association Fellow

June 26, 2019

Robert Elkin, professor of avian nutritional biochemistry in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been selected as a Poultry Science Association Fellow, the highest recognition the association bestows upon a member.

Penn State Students Study Swiss Animal Agriculture Practices

June 26, 2019

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

Elkin Honored by Poultry Science Association

June 24, 2019

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

Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions

June 17, 2019

Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change.

Annual Penn State Quarter Horse sale shatters records, draws large crowd

May 30, 2019

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

Annual Penn State Quarter Horse sale shatters records, draws large crowd

May 16, 2019

The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale was the most successful in the equine program’s history, bringing in just over $100,000, according to organizers.

Penn State Animal Science Students Participate in North American Dairy Challenge

April 24, 2019

Eight students were part of the Dairy Challenge and the Dairy Challenge Academy, held in Tipton, GA.

Songbird-body changes that allow migration may have human health implications

April 24, 2019

Songbirds that pack on as much as 50 percent of their body weight before migrating and that sleep very little, exhibit altered immune system and tissue-repair function during the journey, which may hold implications for human health, according to Penn State researchers.

Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Third in Nation

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.

John Menges Named Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus

April 12, 2019

Menges will be honored by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on April 26 with a reception and at the Poultry Science Club's Spring Awards Banquet.

No time for horsing around: Students prep for annual quarter horse sale

April 12, 2019

The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Snider Agricultural Arena at University Park.

Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center

April 10, 2019

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

Penn State Prime: The Meat Lab is a Friday destination for many foodies, even as it trains the next generation of industry leaders

April 8, 2019

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

Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center

April 5, 2019

Penn State’s Deer Research Center, commonly referred to as “the deer pens,” has been an endearing part of many students’ college experiences since the 1970s, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for hands-on learning about one of the state’s most recognizable mammals.

Penn State Livestock Judging Team learns the value of evaluation

April 2, 2019

As members of the Penn State Livestock Judging Team, several students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been putting their knowledge of animal form and function to the test this semester at national competitions.

Penn State Wins Overall at 2019 NESA Competition

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.

Little I Livestock Expo offers unparalleled showing experience for students

March 21, 2019

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

Little I Livestock Expo offers unparalleled showing experience for students

March 19, 2019

Penn State Block and Bridle Club members are gearing up for one of their favorite events, the 102nd Little International Livestock Exposition — also known as Little I — a yearly event that gives students hands-on experience showing beef and dairy cattle, swine, horses and sheep from the University’s on-campus farms.

Garrison Named Penn State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus

March 12, 2019

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

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member named distinguished professor

February 22, 2019

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named Alexander Hristov, professor of dairy nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences, as a distinguished professor. Hristov is an internationally recognized scholar in livestock greenhouse gas mitigation and production and in amino acid nutrition of dairy cows.