Accomplishments

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.

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

The addition of 3-Nitrooxypropanol to the feed of dairy cows reduced their enteric methane emissions by about 25% in a recently published study — one in a series of Penn State studies of the investigational substance in the United States — which might be an early step toward it being approved for use in this country.

Graduate Student Spotlights: Cesar Matamoros

Cesar Matamoros is a PhD student in the Huck Institutes' Integrative and Biomedical Physiology program. Learn why he's excited to do his research at Penn State.

Penn State receives student recruiting grant to spur interest in poultry studies

The Department of Animal Science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences received a $10,000 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation. The grant, made possible in part by Perdue Farms Inc., will be used to support youth programs in poultry and help recruit students interested in the poultry industry.

Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building Project

The new Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building will replace the 52-year-old Henning Building and co-locate the departments of Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The 105,000 square foot new construction will feature an array of unique spaces and facilities for students, faculty, and staff.

Penn State faculty member recognized by dairy and animal science groups

Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the recent annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Northeast Branch of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Hershey.

Dr. Terry Etherton Recognized by Northeast ASAS/ADSA

Etherton received Distinguished Service Award for his many outstanding contributions to the broad field of animal and dairy science.

Penn State Animal Science Students Visit Nation's Capital

Student met with Congressional leaders and discussed issues affecting agriculture and the beef industry.

Dr. Larry Chase Named as Penn State's Dairy Science 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

Cornell University Professor Emeritus will be honored at a ceremony at University Park on Friday, Nov. 1

Henning Building, built in 1967, has been taken down as the first step in new construction project on Ag Hill

William L. Henning Building has been completely razed as a first step in the construction of the new Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building, expected to be completed in late 2021. To view site preparation, click on the webcam link.

State Dairy Judging Team Concludes Successful Fall

Team places first in oral reasons in three contests; was first at the All-American Dairy Show, second at the World Dairy Expo and third at Eastern States Exposition.

Animal science class will explore animal industries in Belgium, the Netherlands

For students interested in embedded courses through Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the spring 2020 semester will include a new animal science class that features a trip to Belgium and the Netherlands.

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences honors outstanding alumni

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored five of its graduates with 2019 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards, which will be presented during a banquet Oct. 22 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, recognize the alumni for their achievements and provide opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni.

Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building project advances

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

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

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

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

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

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.