The Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University offers education and research for the safe, nutritious and economical production of animal food and fiber, and of animals for recreational purposes, without compromising the environment or jeopardizing the health and well being of farm animals and farm communities. The department provides educational leadership through high-quality courses, research and extension/outreach programs to enhance human capital and ensure that Michigan producers and communities benefit from these.
We have a strong tradition of training outstanding students in animal science and related fields, and welcome prospective students who are interested in our programs and want to contribute to our mission. Graduates of our department have advanced to rewarding careers in universities, government agencies, the livestock industry, veterinary medicine and biomedicine.
The research of Meredith Frie, PhD student with Dr. Paul Coussens, is highlighted in a recent Scientia article.
Dr. Maynard Hogberg was honored with the Headliner Award by the Livestock Publication Council at the Ag Media Summit.
A picture in a recent publication by Ashley L. Severance and her PhD mentor, Dr. Keith Latham, was chosen for the image of the week by the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology.
Drs. Coussens and Lock are highlighted in a recent MMPA article.
Nominations for the 2018 Michigan State University (MSU) Dairy Farmer of the Year Award are currently being accepted by the MSU Department of Animal Science.
October 19, 2017
1310 Anthony Hall
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