Creating, advancing and extending knowledge benefiting 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.

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  • Robison Honored with PSA Award

    Published on June 13, 2019

    Cara Robison is the 2019 recipient of the Tyson Foods Inc. Support Personnel Award from the Poultry Science Association.

  • Nielsen Named ESS Fellow

    Published on June 13, 2019

    Dr. Brian Nielsen recently was honored as a Fellow of the Equine Science Society.

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In the News

Michigan’s livestock industry doles out scholarships

Published on June 6, 2019
by Farm Progress

FFAR Awards MSU Grant to Decrease Feed Costs for Milk Production

Published on May 21, 2019
by Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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  • Jul 17

    Great Dairy Adventure

    July 17, 2019 9:30AM - 2:30PM Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

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