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.


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!

Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

Published on August 24, 2017

Article highlights the research of Chelsea Nowlin, MSU veterinary student, and Dr. Brian Nielsen.

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Sep 24

Little International

September 24, 2017 9:00AM - 2:00PM at the South Barn at the MSU Pavilion

Come participate or watch your peers show pigs, lambs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and horses.

Oct 14

MSU Small Ruminant Health Symposium

October 14, 2017 8:30AM - 5:00PM at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 784 Wilson Road, E. Lansing, MI 48824

Registration closes when full or on Tuesday, Oct 10.

Oct 19

12th Annual Animal Science Graduate Research Forum (ASGRF)

October 19, 2017 at the 1310 Anthony Hall

Submission deadline: September 7, 2017

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.

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