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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    Animal Science Apparel Sale

    Published on February 5, 2019

    Order online now! Orders accepted through Midnight on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

  • Michigan Livestock Industry Scholarship 2019

    Published on February 5, 2019

    The MLISF scholarships are open to all MSU students and are focused on students that are planning careers in the beef cattle, sheep, swine, meat, or equine industry.

  • Blaine and Kim Baker. Photo Courtesy of Lenawee Conservation District.

    2019 Dairy Farmer of the Year

    Published on January 24, 2019

    Blaine and Kim Baker of Bakerlads Farms in Lenawee County are recognized for their accomplishments and passion for the dairy industry.

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In the News

How spending time with cows helped Michigan State students de-stress before finals

Published on December 10, 2018
by Lansing State Journal

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  • Feb 15

    Spartan Stampede Rodeo

    February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019 Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    Tickets can only be purchased at the Wharton Center. Click on event title for contact information.

  • Feb 22

    2nd Annual Spartan Production Sale

    February 22, 2019 11:00AM - 3:00PM Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    The Spartan Production Sale helps fund the MSU Dairy Club and the MSU Dairy Judging team.

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