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.
Alvin Thelen honored by the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation for his service to the dairy industry
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 honored by the Michigan Dairy Memorial and Scholarship Foundation for their contributions to the dairy industry
Francis and Wilma Trierweiler were honored in April for their dedication and love of God, family, farm and community.
Kellie Rizzolo received the 2nd place award in the undergraduate research poster competition at the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting.
Pamela Ruegg, D.V.M., M.P.V.M, has been named chair of the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science.
The third edition of Large Dairy Herd Management is now available. Dr. David Beede is Editor-In-Chief, and a number of other MSU faculty and Extension educators contributed to the e-book.
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
The annual Mi Dairy Expo will be held at the MSU Pavilion and features 4-H and youth educational events as well as Open Dairy breed shows. Entry deadline is June 23.
July 25, 2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1240 Anthony Hall
“Impacts of Carbon Sequestration on Life Cycle Emissions in Midwestern USA Beef Finishing Systems”
August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
This 3-day event includes more than 275 classes of 4-H members and their projects competing on a statewide basis!
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!