Our mission is to foster scientific discoveries in animal agriculture and biology, inspire original thinking and the art of discovery through innovative education and service, therby enriching the lives of students, scientists, and society.

peperoni, students from Bucky's Butchery photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
lambs at arlington, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
CALS day for kids, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
Dan Schaefer advising incoming freshman, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS


Congratulations Dianne! Dianne's retirement
After almost 40 years of working with the Animal Sciences department, Dianne is retiring! Please join us for a potluck luncheon on January 29th in the Animal Sciences lobby from 11:30am to 1 pm.

Congratulations Kory! NAMI
Congratulations to Kory Anderson on receiving the NAMI Scholarship Foundation Rosemary Mucklow Scholarship. Scholarships are merit based and presented annually to accomplished students pursuing education that will lead to a career in the meat industry.

Recent publications:

Eprinomectin from a sustained release formulation adversely affected dung breeding insectsNieman, C. C., K. D. Floate, R.-A. Düring, A. P. Heinrich, D. K. Young, and D. M. SchaeferPLoS ONE 2018 13(8): e0201074.

Investigation of a worker death while agitating manure in a non-enclosed storageShutske, J. M., D. Schaefer, R. Larson, K. Erb, C. Skjolaas, S. Leonard, J. Nelson, E. Binversie, and S. Rifleman.J Agromedicine 2018 23:10-19

Reproduction in domestic ruminants during the past 50 yr: discovery to application. Smith MF, Geisert RD, Parrish JJ.J Anim Sci. 2018 Jun 29;96(7):2952-2970.

Melatonin promotes Cashmere goat (Capra hircus) secondary hair follicle growth: A view from integrated analysis of long non-coding and coding RNAs. Ge W, Wang SH, Sun B, Zhang YL, Shen W, Khatib H, Wang X. Cell Cycle. 2018 Jun 12.