Members of the Penn State Livestock Judging Team include, front row, from left: Assistant Coach Amanda Gipe, Shenna Kubeja, Danielle Maines, Mairen Fitzpatrick, Johanna Rohrer, Katlyn Tice and Coach Wendall Landis. Back row, Kristina McAllister, Travis Bo

Members of the Penn State Livestock Judging Team include, front row, from left: Assistant Coach Amanda Gipe, Shenna Kubeja, Danielle Maines, Mairen Fitzpatrick, Johanna Rohrer, Katlyn Tice and Coach Wendall Landis. Back row, Kristina McAllister, Travis Bo

Accomplishments

Terry Etherton to retire with legacy of groundbreaking research, leadership

As he retires from Penn State at the end of June, Terry Etherton, distinguished professor of animal nutrition, is known in animal science circles around the world as a pioneer for his research. But in the College of Agricultural Sciences, he also is recognized as a leader whose steady hand guided the Department of Animal Science for more than 22 years.

Researchers to seek novel strategies to boost, expand turkey breeding

A Penn State research team has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop novel strategies to overcome the constraints that the seasonal cycle imposes on reproductive output of turkey hens.

Smarsh receives Young Scientist Educator Award from Society of Animal Science

Danielle Smarsh, assistant professor of equine science and equine extension specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, will be honored by the American Society of Animal Science for applied educational efforts in equine exercise physiology.

Animal Science Students Receive Top Honors at 2021 Graduate Exhibition
Passion for poultry leads to excellent outcomes for animal science senior

Participation in 4-H and a part-time job in the poultry industry hatched a promising future for Lindsey Bright, leading her to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the Penn State Poultry Education and Research Center.

Graduate Student Receives National Recognition

Alyssa Lyons received a "Certificate of Excellence" for her research findings presented at the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF)

College of Ag Sciences sophomore selected for Presidential Leadership Academy

Agricultural sciences and leadership are top priorities for Penn State sophomore Mikara Anderson. As the 2019 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen, 2020 FFA state president and active member of the Penn State Dairy Science Club, Anderson continues to build her resume and network as part of the exclusive Presidential Leadership Academy at Penn State.

Pulsed ultraviolet light technology to improve egg safety, help poultry industry

Pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the technology.

Dairy cows exposed to heavy metals worsen antibiotic-resistant pathogen crisis

Dairy cows, exposed to drinking water contaminated with heavy metals for a few years, carry more pathogens loaded with antimicrobial-resistance genes able to tolerate and survive various antibiotics. That’s the finding of a team of researchers that conducted a study of two dairy herds in Brazil four years after a dam holding mining waste ruptured, and it spotlights a threat to human health, the researchers contend.

Adele Turzillo to lead Penn State Department of Animal Science

Adele Turzillo, most recently the vice president for animal agriculture systems at the World Wildlife Fund, has been named head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Nov. 2.

Preorders required for this year's Poultry Science Club turkey sale

Each November, members of the Penn State Poultry Science Club flock together to harvest turkeys for Thanksgiving. The birds are raised and cared for by students at the Poultry Education and Research Center beginning in July. The students sell the turkeys to the community on the Monday before Thanksgiving.

New Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building Now 50% Complete

A "topping out" ceremony was held to mark the halfway point of construction. The new building, replacing the Henning Building, is expected to be complete in late 2021.

New Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building now 50 percent complete

Leaders from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and Office of Physical Plant, HOK architectural firm, and Turner Construction Co. on Sept. 11 held a "topping out" ceremony to mark the halfway point of construction of the Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building on the University Park campus.

Penn State Extension teaching biosecurity best practices to young producers

With foreign animal diseases such as strep zoo, vesicular stomatitis and African swine fever threatening livestock producers, Penn State Extension and the Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence are teaching biosecurity best-management practices to youth.

Penn State Extension milk giveaways help local dairy farmers, families

Lisa Holden, associate professor of dairy science and Penn State Extension dairy team member, was one of the people who spearheaded a free milk giveaway, or milk drop, at the Nittany Mall on May 26.

Etherton receives beef cattle organization's Industry Service Award

Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Animal Science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, received the 2020 Industry Service Award from the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association at its recent annual meeting.

Animal science students place first in National Quadrathlon

Animal science students from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences took first place in the American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon, held online in July as part of the American Society of Animal Science virtual annual meeting and trade show.

Poultry Science Faculty Selected as Part of $10 Million Project

Department of Animal Science's Dr. Gregory Martin and John Boney will be part of the research team working to create a sustainable broiler production system by improving bird and human health.

Etherton Receives PCA's 2020 Industry Service Award

Pennsylvania Cattlemen's Association recognized Dr. Etherton for his support and leadership.

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