A graduate student working in the Lei Lab

photo of Dr. Lei and Matt Barcusphoto of Dr. Lei and Matt Barcus

2016-2017 Dairy Fellows Group

2016-2017 Dairy Fellows Group2016-2017 Dairy Fellows Group

Animal Science Commencement Reception

Animal Science Commencement ReceptionAnimal Science Commencement Reception

Beef Cattle students at Fravil's Just Serendipity Farm

Beef Cattle students at  Jim and Mary Fravil's Just Serendipity FarmBeef Cattle students at  Jim and Mary Fravil's Just Serendipity Farm

Beef Cattle students at MacChayne's High Point Farms

Beef Cattle students at MacChayne's High Point FarmsBeef Cattle students at MacChayne's High Point Farms

Sheep TAs and students dying wool in the wool process lab

Sheep TAs and students dying wool in the wool process labSheep TAs and students dying wool in the wool process lab

Graduate student doing pinealectomy on 7 day old chicks

Graduate student doing pinealectomy on 7 day old chicksGraduate student doing pinealectomy on 7 day old chicks

Dr. tatiana Stanton at a sheep/goat workshop

Cornell University Dairy Science sale

Enjoying the view at the Cornell Research Barn

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Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species.  Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health.  The Department’s 19 faculty members, many internationally recognized, have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology, and microbiology.  Learn more.