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Department of Animal Science

Welcome to the Department of Animal Science

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Animal Science within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) 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.

ansci-images-cowfield1-smallOur leading-edge research is especially well-known in three priority areas: nutrition, physiology and growth biology, and production systems. We focus on five animal species, complementing national, regional, and state efforts in beef, dairy, equine, poultry, and swine.

The Department maintains excellence in the basic areas of undergraduate animal science education, and participates proactively in work with industry clientele and communities to resolve livestock issues across Minnesota. We build connections with our stakeholders—students, industry clientele, legislators, and the community—through teaching and learning.

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Poultry U