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Department of Animal Science

Student Leia Neely holds a cow calf.

Jan 29, 2024

Reducing Stigma Around Help for Mental Health

Drawing on personal experiences, animal science major and mental health ambassador Leia Neely encourages struggling students to reach out for help. 

men wearing hats look at raw pieces of meat

Jan 18, 2024

Meat Processing: Educating the Next Generation

This episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast explores the meat processing industry, the challenge it faces in finding trained workers, and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is working to help meet that need. 

a young woman wearing safety goggles stands at a computer in a science lab

Jan 9, 2024

Real-Life Research Unlocks New Possibilities for Animal Science Major

Working on real-life animal science research as an undergraduate has opened up new career possibilities in animal science major Paige Meisner. 

McKenzie at the Dance of the Harvest Moon Powwow

Nov 14, 2023

CALS Student Grows Native American Unity and Community on Campus

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, meet McKenzie Cummings, a CALS senior and member of the Lumbee Tribe who has helped grow Native American communities at NC State. 

Olivia Mabe with her cow at the State Fair

Oct 11, 2023

Show Time at the State Fair

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, hear from CALS junior Olivia Mabe, who will be showing her halter-trained heifer at the North Carolina State Fair. Learn what makes a prize-winning cow and why you and your family should take a break from the rides, games and fried treats to check out the exhibition. 

Ashlyn Ramsey wearing an NC State sweatshirt in a barn with cows

Jul 25, 2023

The Coolest Summer Internship

Animal science student Ashlyn Ramsey is exploring the dairy industry — and sampling ice cream and cheese — this summer at Looking Glass Creamery in Polk County. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower with the sun peeking through the trees

Jun 21, 2023

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The four students were selected for the Park Scholarship out of more than 3,400 applicants. 

a woman scientist wearing a purple lab coat working in a lab

Jun 6, 2023

The Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance

North Carolina Food Animal Initiative Fellow Jessica Parzygnat is studying antimicrobial resistance on poultry farms, and what we can do to avoid it. 

Caroline Vande Berg sits next to a food trough, where a row of heifers eat.

May 31, 2023

Students Churn Out Dairy Creations From Farm to Table

NC State students help create Howling Cow milks and ice creams by caring for cattle, preparing products and serving frozen treats. They learn hands-on skills that support their coursework, research and future careers. 

May 23, 2023

Wang Awarded $3.2M NIH Grant to Study Female Reproductive Aging

Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, was recently awarded a $3.2 million grant from NIH/NICHD to study female reproductive aging and uterine health.