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)

Accomplishments

Penn State Meat Market Will Re-Open in August

The Meat Market will re-open the week of August 24 after receiving approval from the University for the safety plan for customers and employees.

Animal Science Students Place First in National Quadrathlon

Four Penn State students competed in the Academic Quadrathlon held virtually as part of the American Society of Animal Science annual meeting and trade show.

Correct dosage of methane-inhibiting additive in dairy cow feed shown in study

Alex Hristov, distinguished professor of dairy nutrition in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, worked with an international team of researchers to study a methane-inhibiting supplement in dairy cattle feed.

Correct dosage of methane-inhibiting additive in dairy cow feed shown in study

The optimum amount of a methane-inhibiting supplement in dairy cattle feed has been determined by an international team of researchers, indicating that widespread use of the compound could be an affordable climate change-battling strategy, if farmers embrace it.

Animal science embedded course gets creative with virtual experience

Although the travel portion of their study abroad class was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, animal science students in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences still experienced a “virtual” Ireland while learning about the equine industry in Pennsylvania.

ADSA Recognizes Dechow, Brody, and Melgar Moreno with National Awards

Three from Department of Animal Science given highest honors at virtual annual meeting.

Penn State Dairy Science Club Excels at ADSA Virtual Meetings

Club tied for first in annual report of activities; the Dairyman yearbook placed first; Shoshana Brody was named Outstanding Student Member.

College of Agricultural Sciences alum reflects on lessons learned at Penn State

Nelson Gaydos, an outreach specialist with the American Association of Meat Processors, credits his education and experiences at Penn State for helping him to meet the challenges of the food industry.

'Win-win' collaborative event aims to support struggling dairy farms, help Centre County residents

The State College Food Bank, Vale Wood Farms, the State College Downtown Rotary, Penn State Extension and the Centre County Farm Bureau came together on Tuesday to distribute half gallons of milk to the community.

Fawning over the Fawns

It is fawning season at Penn State's Deer Research Center. Part of the University's Department of Animal Sciences, the Deer Research Center provides unique research and educational opportunities for students and faculty.

Penn State Extension helping Pa. meat processors withstand COVID-19 outbreak

Operations large and small benefit from trusted, experienced educators they work with regularly

Penn State Extension helping Pa. meat processors withstand COVID-19 outbreak

When Monica Hepler and her husband decided to take the “Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point for Meat and Poultry Processors” course offered by Penn State Extension a year ago, they had no idea, of course, that a global pandemic was coming.

Equine program celebrates successful online quarter horse sale

Despite having only a few weeks to shift an in-person auction to an online event, the 18th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale was a smashing success, organizers said. Twelve horses sold for approximately $94,700, giving this sale the highest average sale price per horse in the program’s history.

A New Twist on an Old Tradition: Program Celebrates Successful Online Quarter Horse Sale

The 18th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale brought the highest average sale price per horse in its history.

Odd but stellar undergrad research project vital to student’s education, future

When Kaylee Kishbaugh arrived at Penn State four years ago, she didn’t even know what prosciutto was, let alone that it could be made from duck. But now, looking back over her undergraduate experience and looking ahead to her career, she realizes the odd meat product was pivotal for her.

College of Agricultural Sciences supports food banks, families in need

Penn State Meats Laboratory, the Penn State Poultry Education and Research Center and the Penn State Berkey Creamery have donated food products to food banks throughout the region.

College of Agricultural Sciences supports food banks, families in need

With thousands of people out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis — and food banks working tirelessly to feed an ever-growing number of hungry families — Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is doing its part to fill empty shelves and refrigerators.

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, state temporarily OKs farms applying milk to fields

Robert Meinen, senior extension associate in the college, explains that the guidance recognizes that dairy producers are facing a very difficult situation - markets for their milk have dried up and their cows keep making milk.

Poultry Science Club Elects Officers for 2020--2021

Elections and recognition of outstanding members took place virtually as a result of Covid-19, with students having returned to their homes.

Pa. dairy industry has future, despite shrinkage, damage from COVID-19 outbreak
Penn State Extension Highlighted on Food Safety Video

A newly created video highlights Penn State Extension's Industrial Food Safety and Quality Team and its important contribution to Pennsylvania's meat processing industry.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member among LEAD21 graduates

Department of Animal Science's Burt Staniar completed the LEAD21 program, a leadership-development initiative.

With much of the world halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State's farms carry on
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty member among LEAD21 graduates

Burt Staniar, associate professor of equine science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently was one of 90 individuals completing the LEAD21 program, a leadership-development initiative affiliated with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Equine Science Program's Legacy of Hands-On Learning Continues...Online

Penn State's Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale has been transitioned to an online auction.

Penn State Quarter Horse Sale Goes Online

Penn State's annual quarter horse sale will take place online, with bidding open from April 27, 2020 to May 2, 2020.

Teaching excellence recognized in College of Agricultural Sciences

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching in 2019.

Feed supplement for dairy cows cuts their methane emission by about a quarter

A recently published study by Department of Animal Science researcher Dr. Alex Hristov shows promise in reducing methane production in cows.

Joy Pate, Ph.D., Honored by Society for the Study of Reproduction

Pate, Professor of Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Animal Science, will receive the Society's 2020 Trainee Mentoring Award at its annual meeting.

Holstein steers given hormone implants grow as well as beef steers

Penn State researchers offer study results as good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their operations financially viable.