The mission of the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences is to provide comprehensive teaching, research, and Extension programs for our students and the seven major livestock and poultry industries that we serve including beef cattle, broilers, horses, layers, sheep, swine, and turkeys.
The Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team and the Virginia 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team placed first and third at the recent North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Genetic lines of chickens from Virginia Tech were a critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously thought.
The American Society of Animal Sciences honored David Gerrard, professor of animal and poultry sciences and head of the department, and David Notter, professor emeritus of animal and poultry sciences.
David Roper has been appointed youth livestock Extension specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension.