Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as one of the largest and most complex departments of its kind in the country. The Animal Science department strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and Extension programs.

Highlighted Programs

TAMU Meat Judging Team

Competitive Teams

The competitive team program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation.

Youth Projects

Our Extension unit works extensively with 4-H and other youth initiatives throughout the state to enrich our future leaders.

Brant Poe explaining cattle confirmation


The Department offers a wide variety of workshops for livestock breeders, ranchers and more led by our expert faculty and Extension specialists.


Upcoming Events

  1. Texas Beef Quality Assurance Training

    September 19
    Refugio TX United States
  2. Southwest Dairy Day

    October 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Beyond Basics: HACCP Plan Improvement Workshop

    November 6 - 7
    College Station TX United States
  4. Introductory HACCP: Developing and Implementing HACCP Plans

    December 2 - 3
    College Station TX United States
  5. Introductory HACCP: Developing and Implementing HACCP Plans

    April 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
    College Station

Dr. Marcel Amstalden

Marcel Amstalden

“We are incredibly saddened by the loss of Marcel Amstalden,” said Dr. Russell Cross, head of animal science. “Not only was he a brilliant scientist and a rising star, he was a valued member of the Animal Science family, bringing pleasure to those around him with his caring personality and gentle smile.”