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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Diversifying into Meat Chickens Requires Planning [featuring Zac Williams]

Published on March 8, 2019
by Lancaster Farming

Grassing up: finishing beef on grass [featuring Jason Rowntree]

Published on February 25, 2019
by Manitoba Co-operator

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  • Mar 29

    MI Beef Expo

    March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019 Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    In addition, open this event for information on the MSU Block and Bridle Club Beef Expo Junior Show and the 2019 4H Livestock Judging Contest.

  • Mar 29

    Farm Tour Friday Spring 2019

    March 29, 2019 1:30PM - 4:00PM

    For high school seniors or transfer students interested in learning more about a major in Animal Science are invited to tour the Department of Animal Science Teaching and Research Centers at Michigan State University .

  • Mar 29

    2019 4H Livestock Judging Contest

    March 29, 2019 2:00PM - 9:00PM Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

    Chairman: Abbie Walkowe | Co-Chairman: Darren Kulicamp | Click here for entry form!

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