We create, advance and extend knowledge that benefits humans, animals, food production agriculture, sustainable systems management, the environment, and our stakeholders.

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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.


Genetic Advance for Male Birth Control

Published on October 16, 2017

The research of Dr. Chen Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, was recently highlighted in MSU Today.

MSU Ag Tech Dairy Judging Team, All-American Dairy Show 2017

MSU Ag Tech Dairy Judging Team Wins All-American Dairy Show

Published on September 21, 2017

Ag Tech, Collegiate, and 4-H teams compete in the first show of the season.

MSU Ag Innovation Day at Lake City Research and Extension Center

Published on September 5, 2017

Dr. Jason Rowntree contributed to the 2nd annual MSU Agriculture Innovation Day. Listen to the interview about land regeneration studies and the Savory Institute’s “Land-to-Market” program.

Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship Foundation Helps Nine Students Continue Their Agriculture Education

Published on September 5, 2017

$24,000 in scholarships support MSU students in 2017-18 school year

Dairy Teaching and Research Center

Prospective Student Opportunities for Fall

Published on August 28, 2017

Interested in animal science? Then "Meet Up Mondays" and "Farm Tour Fridays" should be on your schedule!

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Nov 15

International Buffalo Symposium 2017

November 15, 2017 - November 18, 2017 at the Chitwan, Nepal

MSU is a co-organizer of this event in Nepal.

Dec 8

Winter Beef Expo

December 8, 2017 - December 10, 2017

This event will be held at the MSU Pavillion.

Dec 15

Fall Semester Commencements

December 15, 2017 - December 16, 2017


Jan 8

First Day of Spring Semester

January 8, 2018

Welcome back!

Apr 7

Spring Beef Expo

April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Chairperson: Andrea Williams and Rachel Gleason Contact: will3107@msu.edu or gleaso91@msu.edu

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