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Latest news from the Department of Animal Science at Penn State.
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.

Joshua Cassar, left, is congratulated by Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, after receiving the national Student of the Year award at the 2016 International Poultry and Processing Exposition in Atlanta.
February 26, 2016

Josh Cassar, Lansdale, filled his undergraduate years at Penn State with activities, leading to a career in the poultry industry.

February 17, 2016

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, was honored at the PA Dairy Summit last week.

Poultry Science Club members accepting their national recognition.
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.

Quiz Bowl team members, from left: Michelle Hartzell, Elizabeth Palmer, National Cattlement's Foundation Representative Linda Davidson, Jana Peters, Amber Gabel and Jaylene Lesher.
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.

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.

November 12, 2015

Troy Ott, Professor of reproductive physiology, is developing a blood test that dairy farmers and livestock veterinarians can use to tell whether a cow failed to conceive after insemination.

National First Place Poultry Judging Team.  Seated, from left: Nathan Graybeal, Benjamin Luksic and Camille Lewandowski; Standing, from left: Josh Cassar and Phillip Clauer.
November 9, 2015

The team scored impressively, besting eight other universities; placed first in Breed Selection & Carcass Quality, and Egg Production & Quality.

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.

From left: Sarah Meyers, mentor from AgChoice Farm Credit, and students Breana Scribner of SUNY Cobleskill, Jaylene Lesher of Penn State University and Kohlton Butler of Vermont Technical College take notes on the heifer facilities at Ti Glo Farm.
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.

 Penn State students who received National Dairy Shrine scholarships, from left: Sarabeth Royer, Amy Kraus, Amber Gabel, Kyle Sollenberger, Chad Horst,  Isaac Haagen and Simon Itle.
October 28, 2015

Seven Penn State Dairy Science Club members received National Dairy Shrine scholarships awarded during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI earlier this month.

October 25, 2015

William Moore, Walmoore Holsteins, West Grove, Chester County, will be recognized by Penn State's Department of Animal Science on Friday, November 13, at a departmental ceremony

Block and Bridle Club members at national convention.
October 20, 2015

The Block and Bridle Club was first in chapter activities, first in yearbook and second for its scrapbook. Club President Elizabeth Palmer was fifth place for overall outstanding junior in the nation.

Washington visitors, from left, Ann Nogan, Elizabeth Curtis, Andrea Foore, John Luke Salter, Elizabeth McAndrew, Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, Emma Foster, Elaine Brown, Donald Rice, Dr. Dan Kniffen and Ethan Meyers.
October 13, 2015

Eight Animal Science students traveled to Washington, DC, to learn more about issues affecting the beef industry and communicate with legislative leaders about these issues.

Students and Faculty at Tubmill Creek Farm on the student industry tour in August.
September 9, 2015

Twenty-five students new to the Department of Animal Science toured agricultural operations and learned about career opportunities.

August 13, 2015

Regina Vasilatos-Younken named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School

August 8, 2015

Alan Johnson, Ph.D., received the Zoetis Fundamental Science Award at the 104th annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association in July.

      The 2015 national Quadrathlon team from Penn State, from left: Stephen Smith, Hawley, Pa; Denille Pingrey, Strykersville, NY; Michelle Morelli, Rydal, Pa; and Samantha McKinney, Rebersburg, Pa.
July 22, 2015

Penn State's four member team represented the northeast in the national competition's fourth year.

Penn State students at ADSA are, from left: Cara Trotter, Isaac Haagen, Michelle Hartzell, Amy Kraus, Rebecca Klopp, Kyle Sollenberger, Halee Wasson, Greyson Smith and Amber Gabel. Member Jaylene Lesher is absent from the photo.
July 20, 2015

Penn State's Club received national recognition for its outstanding chapter activities for the third straight year. The Quiz Bowl team also placed first.

June 17, 2015

Technology Tuesday Webinar series recognized for its noteworthy educational value beyond the classroom.