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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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Science proves 45-day weaning period for calves adds significant value
It is weaning time for many cow-calf producers who wish to take advantage of value-added calf sales beginning in October. “Most cow-calf producers are aware of the 45-day weaning period requirement associated with these sales, but some may wonder why the post-weaning period needs to be so lengthy,” said Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension emeritus animal scientist and managing editor of the university’s popular Cow-Calf Corner newsletter.
Tackle tailgates with food safety
Football season is here, and many fans are holding tailgates to cheer on their favorite teams. Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center wants to keep your food safe and recommends food safety tips for those participating in tailgating activities.
Food Product Innovation Competition open to college students across Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center is challenging college students to share their creative and innovative ideas for new food and beverage products in November for a chance to compete in a product innovation competition.
OSU’s newest scholarship program recognizes Oklahoma’s best and brightest students
Animal science student Amanda Bolinger recognized by the Oklahoma State Scholars Society. The program recognizes 17 students in total, with four fellows and 13 members of the Oklahoma State Scholars Society. The fellows receive up to $84,500 in scholarship and financial aid support, which is equal to the full cost of attendance for four years. The members also receive financial support up to $28,000 over four years.
A Taste for Food Science
OSU alumna Courtney Elroy channels her passion into nutritional safety. Elroy is ready to give back to Oklahoma and its people. And while she will always have her OSU family in Stillwater, she is eager to learn and grow with her new J-M Farms family.
Superior Livestock Auction data shows weaning calves yield premiums for producers
Superior Livestock Auction data shows weaning calves yield premiums for producers. Oklahoma Quality Beef Network is a program encouraging producers to use effective pre-weaning and weaning management practices that alleviate stress and disease risk.

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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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