2004 Livestock Judging Team with coaches Wendall Landis (top left) and Dan Kniffen (top right)

2004 Livestock Judging Team with coaches Wendall Landis (top left) and Dan Kniffen (top right)


Trustee Committee Recommends Architect for Henning Building

Home to Veterinary and Biomedical and Animal Science Departments, the project will offer new lab and office space as well as future departmental growth.

Extension Meat Specialist Jonathan Campbell Assists Local Company
Penn State to Hold Second Online Beef Production Sale

"Belles of Christmas" online auction will take place on December 12, highlighting the outstanding beef genetics in the Department of Animal Science's Angus beef program.

Uncertainty surrounds U.S. livestock methane emission estimates

A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States — led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences — has challenged previous top-down estimates.

Poultry Judging Team Places Second in National Contest

Department of Animal Science students excel in Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest held at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas.

Bickel Named Equine Extension Associate

Bethany Bickel will assist state equine specialists with both adult and youth extension programs.

Say cheese, Penn State! Cheese Club evolves, looks forward to continued growth

The Cheese Club was founded in 2013 by animal science students with an interest in dairy science. Since then, involvement fairs and word-of-mouth advertising have helped club members reach students from across the University who share their love of cheese.

Dairy MOOC Offers Instruction in Four Languages

Developed by a team of Penn State faculty, the on-line Dairy Production and Management Massive Open Online Course expands its impact.

Penn State Equine Program Receives Gift of Stallion

Becky and Craig Bailey donate Red White N Good, an elite Quarter Horse stallion, to the Department of Animal Science's equine breeding program.

Penn State's Department of Animal Science Welcomes Gino Lorenzoni

Lorenzoni, D.V.M., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Poultry Science and Avian Health; will provide leadership in avian health extension programs.

Pennsylvania Targeting Excellence Event Raises Over $48,000

Clay shooting event brings together agricultural students and industry leaders to network and raise funds for scholarships

Animal Science Students Visit Tioga County Producers
Schurman to be Honored as Penn State's Dairy Science 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

Retired Extension Educator will be recognized by the Department of Animal Science on Friday, Oct. 27 at University Park

Penn State Students Talk Issues with Congressional Leaders

Nine Department of Animal Science students visited Washington, D.C. and discussed current issues in the beef industry with Congressional leaders.

Prospective Students Invited to Department of Animal Science Open House

Penn State's Department of Animal Science will host an Open House for high school seniors on October 25 and 26.

Penn State Wins National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest

Penn State students placed first overall at the contest held as part of World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, and were fifth high in reasons.

Warming unlikely to have major impact on animal agriculture in Northeast

Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision.

Painting of Penn State Stallions Comes Full Circle

Senior Caitlin Walsh donates painting of influential stallions; alumnus Joe Tylka and wife Julianne purchase it and gift it back to the Animal Science Department.

CHAPS open house offers rare view of Penn State’s equine science programs

Sept. 30 will mark the fifth annual Penn State Horse Barn Open House, hosted by the Collegiate Horseman’s Association at Penn State (CHAPS) and the Penn State Equine Research Team at the equine science facilities' “Old Barn,” directly across from Beaver Stadium, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in connection with the third annual Celebrate Agriculture Day at Beaver Stadium, an event designed for Penn Staters to honor the agricultural roots and history of the University.

Goodling Receives Distinguished Service Award

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents at their annual meeting Utah.

Block and Bridle Saddle & Sirloin Club Inducts First Members

Dr. Harold Harpster and the late Ms. Vivian Baumer were inducted into the newly organized Saddle & Sirloin Club, recognizing their significant contributions.

Chinese Dairy Leader Provides Overview of Growing Industry

Dengpan Bu, Ph.D., discussed the economic benefits of research and interacted with faculty on potential collaborative efforts.

Penn State Students Dominate National ASAS Academic Quadrathlon

Four undergraduates from Penn State's Block & Bridle and Dairy Science Clubs took first place in the national ASAS competition held at the ASAS national meeting.

Demonstrations, clinics highlight Equine Experience at Ag Progress Days

Ag Progress Days Equine Experience will offer a variety of activities for horse enthusiasts.

Penn State researchers receive grant to develop new contraception technology

Francisco Diaz, associate professor of reproductive biology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, and Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, have received a grant through the Grand Challenges Explorations program — an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — to develop a novel approach to contraception.

Penn State Students Absorb Swiss Agriculture, History and Culture

Fifteen Penn State students visited Switzerland after studying and analyzing the agricultural sector of the country.

Cloninger Named Animal Science Advising Coordinator

2007 grad Rachel Cloninger will work with current and prospective students in Department of Animal Science.

Dr. Ann Swinker Receives National Equine Science Award

Animal Science Professor will be recognized at the ESS Symposium at the University of Minnesota, May 30-June 2.

Heinrichs to be Recognized at ADSA Annual Meeting

Professor of Dairy Science Jud Heinrichs, Ph.D., will be named to the inaugural JDS Club 100 for authoring over 100 articles for the Journal of Dairy Science in his career.

Research Focuses on Lost Genetic Diversity

Chad Dechow and Wansheng Liu conduct research that may help to reintroduce valuable genetic variance. Article by Amy Duke, Public Relations Specialist, College of Agricultural Sciences.