Brief History

Established in 1961, the Department of Animal Science has evolved to become one of the fully fledged units under the School of Agriculture.

The Department ensures an enabling environment for its research, training and outreach work in order to attract, recruit and maintain highly qualified animal scientists.

The vision of the Department is to build a centre of excellence that trains livestock scientists and animal agriculture and husbandry development managers with thorough knowledge and skill in Animal Production, to enhance animal productivity and improve the capacity in meeting the demands of the growing market for quality meat and other products, as well as execute mission-oriented and demand-driven research for knowledge acquisition while maintaining dynamic outreach programmes for the development of Ghana’s agriculture.