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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.
OSU students to sell horses at A Bar Ranch Cowhorse Classic Sale
May 15, 2018
STILLWATER, OK (May 15, 2018) - Students in the OSU Equine Sales and Marketing class are selling a select group of horses at the 2018 A Bar Ranch Cowhorse Classic Sale. These two-year-old OSU born, raised, and trained geldings and fillies have been started under the leadership of student trainers with instructor guidance.
OSU students learn about New Zealand agriculture on study abroad trip
May 14, 2018
STILLWATER, OK (May 14, 2018) - Clint Rusk, animal science department head, and Adele Tongco, former director of the CASNR Study Abroad Program, are taking 32 OSU students on a study abroad trip to New Zealand on May 13th – May 26th, 2018. The students will be studying New Zealand agriculture. They will visit beef cattle operations, dairy cattle farms, honey farms, Orchards, red deer farms, sheep farms, and vegetable farms.
Nutrition a key component to managing growing horses
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 8, 2018) Horse managers can learn a lot from mothers who tell kids to eat what is on their plates so they will grow up big and strong. Generally, 50 percent to 60 percent of a horse’s mature weight is reached by 12 months of age, and 80 percent to 90 percent is reached by 24 months of age. These are the growing years, and a bit of applied “motherly concern” can last a horse’s lifetime.
Register now for upcoming Master Cattleman Ranch Tour
STILLWATER, Oklahoma (May 7, 2018) Cattle producers in south-central Oklahoma should register now to take part in the May 30-31 Master Cattleman Ranch Tour, which will visit area ranches ranging in size from 10,000 to 35,000 acres.

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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.


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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078


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