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

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.

Penn State Equine Program Acquires Valuable Stallion

Anthony and Christina Curiale, Hidden Lake Farm, Logan Township, NJ, donated Quarter Horse stallion One N Only (Uno) to the Department of Animal Science.

New tuberculosis tests pave way for cow vaccination programs

Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.

Ganda Joins Penn State's Animal Science Department

Ganda is Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiome; her appointment is 75 percent research and 25 percent teaching.

Penn State Students Excel at ADSA-SAD Annual Meetings

Club members won first place in the Quiz Bowl; the club placed second in the Outstanding Chapter competition.

Penn State professor named Poultry Science Association Fellow

Robert Elkin, professor of avian nutritional biochemistry in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been selected as a Poultry Science Association Fellow, the highest recognition the association bestows upon a member.

Penn State Students Study Swiss Animal Agriculture Practices

Fourteen students studied animal agriculture in Switzerland through course work and visits within the country.

Elkin Honored by Poultry Science Association

Dr. Robert G. Elkin, Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry, has been named a PSA Fellow, the highest recognition bestowed by PSA.

Seaweed feed additive cuts livestock methane but poses questions

Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change.

Annual Penn State Quarter Horse sale shatters records, draws large crowd

Horse named PSU Summertime Rockn shatters previous record, selling for $19,000

Annual Penn State Quarter Horse sale shatters records, draws large crowd

The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale was the most successful in the equine program’s history, bringing in just over $100,000, according to organizers.

Penn State Animal Science Students Participate in North American Dairy Challenge

Eight students were part of the Dairy Challenge and the Dairy Challenge Academy, held in Tipton, GA.

Songbird-body changes that allow migration may have human health implications

Songbirds that pack on as much as 50 percent of their body weight before migrating and that sleep very little, exhibit altered immune system and tissue-repair function during the journey, which may hold implications for human health, according to Penn State researchers.