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Welcome to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences

The Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers two majors and 12 study options. Students have access to food processing facilities and our farms, which house beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, swine, goats, sheep, and poultry. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research in ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, meat and food science, genetics, physiology, animal health, and sustainability.

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Brown Swiss Selects Youth Ambassadors
Jul 16, 2018
Jax Bauer was selected as the 2018-2019 Ambassador for the Brown Swiss Association. Jax is an Oklahoma State University student majoring in animal science and serves as President of the Dairy Science Club.
OSU Yorkshire gilt named champion at 2018 World Pork Expo
Jun 19, 2018
STILLWATER, Okla. (June 19, 2018) - The OSU Swine Research and Teaching Center exhibited the Champion Yorkshire gilt at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA, on June 8th, 2018. The champion gilt sold the next day at the Pork Expo Yorkshire sale. The team consisted of associate professor Scott Carter, herd manager Jim Coakley, and student workers Jared Harshman, Justin Leonard, Cooper Wood, Andrew Coakley, Georgena Ratliff, and Alex Adams.
Cowger named CASNR outstanding freshman
STILLWATER, Okla. – Jordan Cowger from Kansas City, Missouri, recently was named Oklahoma State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Charles and Magda Browning Outstanding Freshman for 2018.
DeSilva honored with Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring
STILLWATER, Okla. – Udaya DeSilva, associate professor in the animal science department at Oklahoma State University, was recognized with the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Scholarships and Awards Banquet on March 29.
OSU’s Department of Animal Science shows progression with new name
STILLWATER, OK (June 1, 2018) - The Department of Animal Science within Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will change its name to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The change, effective July 1, was made after input from departmental faculty, staff, current students and alumni.
Healthier calves, higher prices
We are Livestock: Healthier Calves, Higher Prices. The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network gives producers access to opportunities to improve the health and quality of their cattle.

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The Department of Animal and Food Sciences (AFS) offers two majors and 12 study options. It is one of the largest departments on campus, but with a small town feel, a caring attitude, and a commitment to every student.


DEPARTMENT OF
ANIMAL & FOOD SCIENCES

101 Animal Science Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
405.744.6062
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