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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Department of Animal Science Position Description

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science.


  • Student Awardees

    2017 Tri State Dairy Nutrition Conference Student Awards

    Published on April 21, 2017 2:30PM

    Some very good news for MSU grad and undergraduate students!

  • Graduate Student Award Winners

    2017 ANS Graduate Student Award winners

    Published on April 21, 2017 2:00PM

    The 2017 Animal Science Graduate Student Award winners were announced today. Congratulations go out to Deborah Velez, Paige Stanley, Kaitlyn Daza, and Martin Carrasquillo-Mangual!

  • Domecq Receives Advising Award

    Published on April 6, 2017 12:00AM

    Dr. Joe Domecq was recently named the 2016-17 CANR Outstanding Academic Advisor of the Year.

  • Siegford Receives Teaching Award

    Published on April 6, 2017 12:00AM

    Dr. Janice Siegford was recently selected as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Howard and Lili Ann Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award.

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    The Benefits of Collaboration

    Published on April 5, 2017 12:00AM

    View the new video highlighting the collaborative efforts between the Department of Animal Science and the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

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  • Introduction to Holistic Management

    April 26, 2017 - April 27, 2017 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Lake City Research Center, 5401 W. Jennings Rd, Lake City, MI 49651

    This introduction will provide the opportunity for participants to become exposed to the whole content of holistic management including holistic decision-making, environmental principles, and holistic planning procedures for increased success.

  • ANS 301 Networking Breakfast

    April 27, 2017 9 - 10 a.m.

    Michigan State University - Pavilion - 4301 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Connect with Animal Science undergraduates at Michigan State University by participating in a networking breakfast held as part of a professional development course

  • 8th Annual Animal Science Undergraduate Research Forum

    April 28, 2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM

    1310 Anthony Hall

    An opportunity for current undergraduate students participating in research activities throughout the Department of Animal Science to present their work.

  • 2017 MQHYA Spartan Spectacular!

    April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    The entire weekend counts for AQHYA qualifying!

  • Impact and Applications of Genome Editing Technologies

    May 10, 2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM

    Molecular Plant Sciences, Room 1200, 1066 Bogue Street

    Presented by the Genetics Graduate Program at Michigan State University.

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