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.


Meat and Dairy Salesroom opens Oct. 13

October 11, 2021
We have some exciting news to share - the University of Minnesota Meat and Dairy Salesroom will be re-opening next week on October 13th in room 166 of the Andrew Boss Lab of Meat Science building!

The salesroom will be open on Wednesdays this semester from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please note that masks will be required to wear while in the salesroom.

Stop on by to treat yourself to a special treat in the salesroom starting next week!"


Welcome to our new staff members

October 1, 2021

The Department of Animal Science is excited to welcome two new staff members this fall. Quentin Beeth joined our team this past summer as the St. Paul Animal Units Assistant Manager. Gabby Ryan started earlier this week as a Research Professional working out of the Poultry Teaching and Research Facility.

Poultry Certificate and Courses Offered This Fall

September 30, 2021

The Poultry Health Certificate is a new program intended for students and professionals already possessing a B.S. degree. It is a 12-credit program with a completely online option. See the September issue of the Animal Science newsletter for more information.