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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Michigan 4-H alumni and members sweep Jersey breed class and earn top honors at All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
Published on October 11, 2018
Three teams representing Michigan competed at the All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on September 17.
Published on August 15, 2018
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Published on September 17, 2018
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October 25, 2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM 1310 Anthony Hall
November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018 College of Veterniary Medicine, Michigan State University
A two day workshop for Farriers and Veterinarians. Attend both days or only one!