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Department of Animal Science

A high school girl looks back over her shoulder with a skyline in the background.

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. 

Students on horseback

Jul 1, 2019

Horsing Around in Ireland

NC State students on a study-abroad trip to Ireland’s world-renowned equine industry expected to learn about horses. But that's not all they learned about. 

women outside on farm

Jun 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow. 

Business executive seated in a lobby

Nov 21, 2018

Partner Profile: BRI Taps NC State Talent and Technology

Globally recognized BioResource International translates academic research into a growing agricultural biotechnology business – and partnerships with NC State and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have played a role. 

Left to right, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Cassius Williams, Libby Godwin and Trent Ragland at the Godwin Red Torch Award dinner.

Jun 25, 2018

An Acclaimed Career

CALS alumnus Cassius Williams was honored recently for his long record of volunteerism and support of the university with the 2018 Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award. 

Becky Poole and her faculty mentor Dr. Daniel Poole investigate the impact of protein supplementation on immune response in steers suffering from a disease called fescue toxicosis.  

Feb 5, 2018

Student Spotlight: A Passion for Teaching and Learning

As she studies a disease that threatens the reproductive abilities of cattle, Becky Poole hopes to help farmers keep their herds healthy. 

The Canine GI tract overview from the web tool created for ANS 590

Sep 21, 2017

A Work in Progress: Animal Nutrition for Companion Pets

For a new online course in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the end goal is for students to be able to simulate the creation of a specialized cat or dog food, gaining a better understanding of companion animal nutrition. 

CALS alumnus Emmett Dillard

Aug 15, 2017

At 100, Retired Prof Recalls Postwar Campus

In the boom years after World War II, Emmett Dillard joined thousands of veterans crowding NC State to earn their college degrees. The one-time mayor of Trailwood and longtime professor of animal science turns 100 this week. 

NC State CALS student researcher Jordan Wood

Apr 26, 2017

What Should Elephants Eat?

Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants. 

Scene from Farm Animal Days

Apr 17, 2017

Despite Rain, Farm Animal Days Delights

Each spring CALS throws open the barn doors to thousands of area school children, teachers and families for a unique hands-on experience with agriculture.