Issue #1

2017 Summer Animal Science Newsletter

Published June 27, 2017

By: Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science is once again producing a newsletter! Catch up on our people and farms...a lot has happened in the last year.

Sheep and cattle
  • Janice Swanson

    Message from the Chair

    Greetings Friends of ANS! It is hard to believe we have just completed another academic year! And considerable time has passed since we had a regular newsletter issued to alumni and friends.

  • Pamela Ruegg

    Ruegg named chair of MSU Animal Science

    Pamela Ruegg, D.V.M., M.P.V.M, has been named chair of the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science.

  • Participants from the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge.

    Undergraduate Student Spotlight

    The undergraduate animal science program at Michigan State University provides a vibrant and rigorous foundation for students interested in the many aspects of animal sciences.

  • 2017 Graduate student award winners.

    Graduate Student Spotlight

    While graduate students spend countless hours in the lab and in front of a computer screen, they, too, find time for activities that showcase their work or provide some creative outlet.

  • Dairy Farmer of the Year Award recipients Jim and Jack Winkel.

    Alumni and Friends

    The Department of Animal Science is truly defined by people who are not only part of the faculty and staff but who are also contributors to our research, outreach, and teaching endeavors.

  • Cows at the Dairy Cattle Teaching & Research Center.

    Farm Focus

    We will highlight centers in each newsletter. In this edition we look at the Dairy Cattle, Swine, and Sheep Teaching and Research Centers.

  • Faculty members Dr. Veiga-Lopez, Dr. Juan Steibel, and Dr. Gretchen Hill pose with winners of the Graduate Research Forum

    Faculty & Staff Notes

    Some recent statistics and awards confirm that animal science is the home of productive and appreciated people dedicated to animal science.

  • Students work on a nutrition study with one of the horses at the Horse Teaching and Research Center

    Animal Science Missions

    Teaching, research, and outreach sum up the missions of most departments in an agriculture- and natural-resources-focused college. They are part of the everyday function of the Department of Animal Science, and occasionally some items stand out.

  • Department Roundup

    We have rounded up a few items of note to keep you updated and to help you stay connected.