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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  • Eastern Michigan Arabian Horse Association Show

    Date: June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    Eastern Michigan Arabian Horse Association Show

  • State 4-H Goat Show

    Date: June 25, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion - South Barn

    State 4-H Goat Show

  • All American Sheep Show

    Date: June 30, 2016 - July 3, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    All American Sheep Show

  • Northern Michigan Paint Horse Club - Paint O’Rama

    Date: July 9, 2016 - July 10, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    Paint O’Rama 2016

  • Michigan Livestock Expo

    Date: July 13, 2016 - July 17, 2016
    Location: MSU Pavilion

    The Michigan Livestock Expo is a multi-species livestock event including beef, sheep, swine, and goats. This event is designed to enhance the livestock industry, educate youth and showcase Michigan’s agriculture industry. The dairy industry will also be holding the Michigan Dairy Expo simultaneously at the MSU Pavilion. Champions in each species will be sold at a special evening industry celebration.

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