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 undergraduates are recipients of Agriculture Future of America Leader and Academic scholarships
Published on June 25, 2018
Caitlin Henne and Loren King are two of 70 students across the nation to be awarded the prestigious scholarship.
MSU students win its division in the 2018 National Dairy Challenge Contest while gaining practical, real-world experience
Published on May 30, 2018
Two MSU students participate in Dairy Challenge Academy with peers from across North America.
Published on May 16, 2018
The Great Dairy Adventure is a free, family-friendly event where visitors can learn about the Michigan dairy industry and enjoy dairy-related activities and food.
In the News
Published on July 5, 2018
July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018
San Antonio, TX
July 27, 2018 Eldorado Golf Course, Mason, MI
The Livestock Open is a day of great golf, fellowship, reminiscing, and one of the major fundraiser for the MSU Livestock Judging Team. Sponsorship and team registration are due July 1.
September 15, 2018 9:00AM - 1:00PM Beef Cattle Teaching & Research Center
Hosted by Michigan State University Extension.