Animal Science

Animal science is the study of animals that live alongside humans. Around the world, humans rely on animals for food, fiber, labor and companionship. Animal scientists help us understand and manage these animals.

Animal Science Illustration

Animal products

We consume and utilize numerous products from animals. Meat, milk and eggs are the most well-known, but there are numerous other products from animals, many of which can be found by clicking here. As our scientific knowledge has grown, we have learned about the composition of products such as meat, milk and eggs, and how this composition can be changed. For instance, we can change the fatty acid profile in pork simply by changing the fat source in the pigs' diet. We can extend product shelf life or improve tenderness by injecting meat post-harvest.


Jr Animal Scientist

A Jr. Animal Scientist membership is a great way for kids to learn about science and the animal world.

Through the Jr. Animal Scientist magazine and special online resources, kids can learn about pets, farm animals and zoo animals. Scientific information is tailored for kids ages 5 to 9 (K-3rd grades). Eye-catching photos and exciting animal activities add to the fun! Plus, all Jr. Animal Scientists get special prizes just for joining.

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