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Department of Animal Science

Building the educational foundation for future leaders in the animal industry

Tomorrow's animal and natural resources industries leaders gain the educational foundation they need in the Department of Animal Science. These future leaders study under a dynamic faculty who not only teach but also set the pace with important research and aggressive outreach via Extension.

Throughout our curriculum, a student-centered focus allows ample room for growth and success, including scholarship opportunities and several enterprising clubs.

With our multi-disciplinary approaches towards production efficiency, product enhancement and natural resources management, both our undergraduate and our graduate students gain strong skill sets. Graduates of our program see career options unfold in a diverse and growing range of employment areas, from animal-related industries to natural resources management.

Many graduate students devise their own research, or partner with faculty in our many facilities and laboratories, to solve the challenges of 21st century animal agriculture and environmental stewardship.

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Animal Science Graduate Students Receive International Research Awards

Two South Dakota State University graduate students in the Animal Science Department received top honors at the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) research competition held virtually this summer.

South Dakota State University Teams Up With South Dakota Pork Producers Council to Support Pork Producers and Feed South Dakotans

Due to packing plant shutdowns across the country, many pork producers have been struggling to find places to harvest their animals, which is having a dramatic impact on South Dakota’s pork producers.

SDSU Finds Innovative Way to Reach Students and Public Audiences Amid COVID-19

South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences recently partnered with the South Dakota Pork Producers Council to bring a live virtual farm tour of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility to the public through Facebook live.