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 State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. James Ireland, an MSU professor in reproductive physiology, has received a $1.65 million NIH and USDA grant
Researchers in the Department of Animal Science are studying genetic selection in pigs as it relates to welfare.
Eight MSU students competed in the 13th Annual Midwest Dairy Challenge in Madison, Wisconsin.
Jessica Kiesling and Meredith Frie were recently recognized for excellence in their work in the Department of Animal Science.
Did participation in a student club enhance your MSU experience? This year’s #GivingTUEsday campaign in the college is to raise $5,000 to support Student Club Grants through the CANR Alumni Association.
This fund provides support for scholarships, student club activities and alumni programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The fund also underwrites the CANR Alumni Association’s Student Club Grant Program.
Date: March 24, 20172017-03-24T11:25:02
Prospective students and parents!
Join us for student-led tours of the Department of Animal Science Teaching and Research Centers at MSU.
Date: March 26, 20172017-03-26T13:23:23
This event will be held separately from the MI 4-H Equine Educational Contests. Additionally, this event has been moved to an earlier date in March. We’re hoping these accommodations result in less school/sport/prom conflicts and allows 4-H participants to compete in more than one educational contest.
Date: March 27, 20172017-03-27T08:00:58
Location: Heritage Room, University Club, Michigan State University, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
Exploring new models: Large animal models offer new opportunities to explore important questions in biomedical and dual-purpose research.
Date: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 20172017-03-31T14:15:392017-04-02T14:15:39
The Michigan Beef Expo offers opportunities for everyone and is the most well-attended beef cattle event in the state.
Date: April 2, 20172017-04-02T11:59:41
All proceeds benefit the MSU Horse Judging Team. This fantastic student experience allows team members to gain communication skills, confidence, networking, equine knowledge, and much more through traveling to and competing in Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contests.