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.


  • Swanson reception cake.

    Outgoing Chair Reception

    Published on January 17, 2018

    Faculty, staff, administrators, graduate students, and friends of the department honor outgoing chair, Dr. Janice Swanson.

  • ANS Student Competes at iGEM 2017

    Published on December 5, 2017

    Animal Science undergraduate student Serenity Tyll was part of the MSU-Michigan team that brought home a silver medal from the recent iGEM2017 in Boston.

  • Janice Siegford

    Siegford Honored at APLU Annual Meeting

    Published on November 13, 2017

    Janice Siegford named a regional recipient of the 2017 Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences.

  • Tee Shirt

    2017 Animal Science Apparel Sale

    Published on November 9, 2017

    Must order by November 22: hoodies, sweatpants, button-down professional shirts, fleece jackets, t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, pull overs, and athletic polos!

  • Graduate Student Research Forum 2017

    2017 Animal Science Graduate Research Forum

    Published on October 23, 2017

    The 12th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum took place October 19 as a venue for graduate students to present their research projects to the department, college, and university communities.

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In the News

December 2017 Staffer of the Month: Tracy Rich

Published on December 19, 2017

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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

Apr 21

Small Animals Day

April 21, 2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910

Small Animals Day is slated from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the MSU Pavilion. Admission is $3 per person, infants under 1 year old are free. Parking is available at the MSU Pavilion.

May 4

Spring Semester Commencements

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018


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