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Department of Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at the University of Wyoming is guided by land-grant principles – serving students, consumers, and animal agriculture stakeholders. As the state's sole four-year institution, we prioritize delivering cutting-edge knowledge in classrooms and fields, boasting one of the nation's most affordable Animal Science degrees. Our esteemed faculty ensures student success through diverse expertise. Research addresses local, state, and national industry needs, disseminating vital information to stakeholders. Our mission fosters sustainable animal agriculture via comprehensive research, teaching, and extension programs. We cultivate leaders through hands-on education, support scholarships, and promote unbiased, research-based solutions to industry challenges, ensuring a vibrant future for animal agriculture.


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Our Department & Programs



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    Faculty & Staff

    The Animal Science Department boasts an exceptional team of dedicated faculty and staff committed to excellence in research, education, and industry outreach, enriching the experiences of students and advancing the field.

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    Graduate Students

    The Animal Science Department nurtures a vibrant community of talented graduate students who contribute extensively to research and academic pursuits. Their collaboration enriches the departmental environment, creating a supportive scholarly community.

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    Emeritus Faculty

    The Animal Science Department is lucky to have an exceptional cadre of emeritus faculty whose wealth of experience continues to enrich the department's legacy, providing invaluable mentorship and insights to students and colleagues alike.



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The UW Animal Science department is dedicated to providing unbiased, research-based information to livestock industries and consumers. Through continuing education, our specialists address industry needs, including beef and sheep production. We collaborate with the meat extension program and support youth involvement through partnerships with 4-H and FFA.

UW Extension Sheep Program

The University of Wyoming Extension Sheep Program provides needs driven information to Wyoing sheep producers in all aspects of sheep and wool production. Extension outreach, applied research, and undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Wyoming encompass the mission of the sheep program. 

UW Extension Beef Program

University of Wyoming Beef Extension provides research-based resources to beef producers in Wyoming. Furthermore, the annual High Altitude Bull Test offers students hands-on learning and industry connections, enhancing their understanding of the livestock industry.

UW Extension Meat Science

UW Meat Outreach collaborates closely with sheep and beef extension programs, conducting research and providing undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Through daily and weekly meat reports, the program offers valuable insights and custom reports.






Contact Us:

University of Wyoming
Department of Animal Science, 3684
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

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