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. Dan Buskirk talks about China buying US beef for the first time since 2003 in an interview on WKAR.
The CANR Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) announces our Support Staffer of the Month award winner, Debbie Roman nominated by Sandy Bailey, FO and Janice Swanson, Chairperson of Animal Science.
Dr. Keith Latham and colleagues have demonstrated for the first time in the US effectiveness of gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in rhesus monkey embryos.
Some very good news for MSU grad and undergraduate students!
The 2017 Animal Science Graduate Student Award winners were announced today. Congratulations go out to Deborah Velez, Paige Stanley, Kaitlyn Daza, and Martin Carrasquillo-Mangual!
May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Sponsored by the Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association
June 1, 2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1310 Anthony Hall
Effects of Metabolic Fuels on Feeding Behavior and Dry Matter Intake of Dairy Cows in the Postpartum Period
June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Sponsored by the Half Arabian Association of Michigan
June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Please join us for the annual beef show and youth educational events.
June 11, 2017 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Join us in June for the Club Lamb Classic!