Department of Animal Science


The Department of Animal Science is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent research, teaching, and extension programs in animal agriculture and animal biology. Our faculty members have received national recognition for the quality of their classroom instruction and attention to student needs and concerns.


83rd annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference – September 21 and 22

September 7, 2022

The 83rd annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference is taking place September 21 and 22, 2022 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota. 


August 11, 2022

After serving as the director of operations of the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris for the last 12 and a half years, Lee Johnston has decided to return fully to his focus on research work in the Department of Animal Science, where he has been a faculty member since 1988.

Meat and Dairy Salesroom

January 25, 2022
The University of Minnesota Meat and Dairy Salesroom is in room 166 of the Andrew Boss Lab of Meat Science building, St. Paul Campus. The salesroom is open on  Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please note that masks will be required to wear while in the salesroom.