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Welcome to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Our department offers two majors, animal science and food science, and 12 study options. It is one of the largest departments on campus, but has a small town feel, a caring attitude and a commitment to every student.

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Healthier calves, higher prices
We are Livestock: Healthier Calves, Higher Prices
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.
OSU’s top three-minute presenters awarded
Sabra Billups, a food science graduate student, has won the $2,000 grand prize in the third annual Oklahoma State University President’s Fellows Grand Three Minute Challenge (3MC). The grand challenge pits the top student competitors from earlier contests on campus against each other to present their thesis (Three Minute Thesis®) or presentation (Three Minute Presentation) quickly and clearly, while keeping the audience’s attention. Billups won with her presentation “Antimicrobial Ice Sanitation.” In the process of competing, she also refined valuable skills that will help further her career.

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Our department offers two majors, Animal Science and Food Science, 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.


101 Animal Science Building
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078