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Department of Animal Science

Giuseppe Valacchi and Colin Kay standing in front of trees

Nov 13, 2022

NC State Names New Murdock Distinguished Professors

Colin Kay and Giuseppe Valacchi, professors at the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) in Kannapolis, have been named David H. Murdock Distinguished Professors. 

two students taking a selfie in Washington D.C.

Oct 10, 2022

Internship to Friendship: CALS Students Bond Over Agricultural Policy

Katie Forrest and MacKenna Clifton spent the summer in Washington, D.C., learning about agricultural policy through the Senator Jesse Helms Agricultural Legislative Summer Internship Program, while also creating a new friendship. 

Three young women smiling

Oct 3, 2022

VetCAMP Coordinators Learn the Importance of Collaborative Leadership

CALS animal science majors Kylie Deuser, Abby Todd and Ashley Kropf gained invaluable leadership experience as VetCAMP camp coordinators during the summer of 2022. 

Female student holding iguana

Sep 7, 2022

Travel With a Purpose

CALS senior Emily Haupt takes her passion for veterinary medicine to South Africa, where she encounters the challenges of animal conservation and develops newfound self-confidence along the way. 

Bryan Blinson and his wife, at a NC State football game

Sep 7, 2022

A Lifetime with Cattle: Bryan Blinson Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

As executive director of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, Bryan Blinson is passionate about promoting the beef industry and creating youth agricultural opportunities across the state. 

three red cows in a pasture

Jul 7, 2022

NC State Now Home to All Major Dairy Breeds

With help from NC State's Animal Science Club, the Howling Cow herd is finally complete with all seven major dairy breeds. NC State is the first and only university to be home to all of the breeds. 

A rainbow flag with a fist

Jun 15, 2022

Being Better, Year-long LGBTQ+ Allies

CALS student Kaitlyn Thomas shares simple and meaningful ways in which people can be LGBTQ+ allies all year long. 

Keller Award Recipient Debora Holanda

Jun 8, 2022

Keller Award Winner Looks to Improve Pig Welfare

NC State 2021 graduate Débora Holanda won the 2021 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her work in finding alternative methods to mitigate mycotoxin contamination in pig feed. 

two female graduates on campus

May 16, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Niambé and Kourtni

Best friends say ‘goodbye’ to NC State in the field where they first said ‘hello’ and started a lifelong friendship. 

a man in a grad gown taking a picture with a cow

May 2, 2022

Bryson Jacobs: Finding His Fit in Animal Science

Upon graduation, animal science senior Bryson Jacobs will complete an internship at Select Sires in Plain City, Ohio. He will then start vet school at The Ohio State University in the fall.