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.
Drs. Coussens and Lock are highlighted in a recent MMPA article.
Nominations for the 2018 Michigan State University (MSU) Dairy Farmer of the Year Award are currently being accepted by the MSU Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Rowntree is the focus of a recent article in the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education newsletter.
Alvin J. Thelen was honored in April for his many decades of contributions to the dairy industry through his involvement in developing one of the nation’s first computer systems for recording dairy production records.
Francis and Wilma Trierweiler were honored in April for their dedication and love of God, family, farm and community.
August 19, 2017 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Ln, East Lansing 48824
This is a unique opportunity to learn the practice and science of improving your feeding program.
October 19, 2017
1310 Anthony Hall
Hold the date. More info to come!