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.
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Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Robert J. Tempelman is the 2017 J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding recipient. The award was presented June 26 at the awards ceremony of the ADSA Annual Meeting.
Olivia Child won the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grand Prize.
Michigan State University animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive.
Dr. Brian Nielsen received the American Feed Industries Association Equine Nutrition Research Award at the Equine Science Society 2017 Annual Symposium.
Two Animal Science students brought home awards from the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium.
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
The annual Mi Dairy Expo will be held at the MSU Pavilion and features 4-H and youth educational events as well as Open Dairy breed shows. Entry deadline is June 23.
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
This 3-day event includes more than 275 classes of 4-H members and their projects competing on a statewide basis!
August 19, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Ln, East Lansing 48824
This is a unique opportunity to learn the practice and science of improving your feeding program.