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Department of Animal Science

Welcome to the Animal Science Department!

We are excited about the good things happening in Animal Science! We apply land-grant principles of learning, discovery and engagement for the benefit of students, consumers and clientele associated with animal agriculture. In the past few years, our research productivity and relevance has been ranked 7th and 5th, respectively, in national comparisons of Departments of Animal Science. Our priority areas of research and corresponding expertise of faculty include:

  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Meat Science and Food Technology

The Department

It is the mission of the Department of Animal Science to facilitate the long-term viability of animal agriculture by conducting focused, comprehensive and integrated research, teaching and extension programs that meet the declared and/or assessed needs of Wyoming citizens.

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The Students

Animal Science offers a combined curriculum with Veterinary Science. Therefore, students can major in Animal and Veterinary Science (ANVS) in one of eight options. In addition, we offer an emphasis area in Ag Education, a Plan A (thesis) and Plan B (non-Thesis) Masters, and a  Ph.D. graduate program in our priority areas of research.

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Faculty and Staff

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News & Events

2nd Annual Livestock Judging Camp

June 5-7, 2017
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

The UW Livestock Judging team is proud to offer the 2nd annual livestock judging camp. This camp will focus on evaluating beef, swine, sheep and goats, as well as a specialized focus on oral reasons. This hands-on learning experience will be instructed by UW coaches and current team members.

  • $250 registration fee includes lodging, meals, UW judging manual, camp t-shirt, judging contest with awards and recreational activities
  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Dealine - MAY 15
  • Register online at:

For more information contact:
Caleb Boardman
(307) 766-2159 or (307) 250-2298

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Congratulations to the 2017 UW Livestock Judging Team!!!

It was a great trip to Texas for the 2017 UW Livestock Judging Team. Not only did they get to enjoy 80 degree weather but more importantly the team finished 4th overall at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

4th - Overall
3rd - Cattle
5th - Sheep, swine, and reasons
Zane Mackey and Garrett Barton finished 4th and 8th in hogs, respectively.

The team also started the year off with a 10th place finish at the National Western Stock Show.

2017 Team members include:

  • Paige Aylward - Dickens, NE
  • Garrett Barton - Poway, CA
  • Tyler Bauer - Fort Collins, CO
  • Jakob Bernhardt - Johnstown, CO
  • Kyle Cavey - Berthoud, CO
  • Amanda Hartman - Denton, MT
  • Zane Mackey - Torrington, WY
  • Connor Madsen - Wheatland, WY
  • Kassi Renner - Lovell, WY
  • Ty Shockley - Wheatland, WY
  • Lucas Stalcup - Ashland, MT
2017 Livestock Judging Team at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
University of Wyoming
Department of Animal Science
Dept. 3684
1000 E University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2224
Fax: (307) 766-2355


Physical Address:
Animal Science Building
AS/MB 101

Shipping Address:
University of Wyoming
Dept. of Animal Science
16th & Gibbon
Laramie, WY 82071

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