Tag Archives: meat science

U.S. decline in meat protein consumption raises concern for Texas A&M scientist

Meat from animals critical for good health and development Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Guoyao Wu, 979-845-1541, g-wu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development. Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said U.S. consumers have been overwhelmed with misinformation about protein and fats in meats,… Read More →

AMSA honors Dr. Wesley Osburn as the 2016 AMSA Processing Award Winner

AMSA has announced that Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award.  The award is sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc.  Dr. Osburn was honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Wesley N. Osburn, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, has a passion for all things related to meat processing—whether it is in the classroom… Read More →

Endowment established to support graduate program in meat industry

Writer: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — A contribution from a Texas Aggie and businessman to the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University will ensure a successful start and promising future for a new program designed to prepare students for a career in the meat industry. The Don Rea ’69 Excellence Fund and the Don Rea ’69 Endowment Fund will be used to support graduate students seeking a master of agriculture in animal science with an emphasis in the meat industry. The Excellence Fund will… Read More →

Meat science students awarded scholarships at SMA Convention

SAN ANTONIO — Several meat science students in the Department of Animal Science are recipients of scholarships presented during the 59th Southwest Meat Association Annual Convention held in San Antonio July 22-25, 2015. The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship was presented to Texas A&M graduate students Drew Cassens, Courtney Boykin, Aeriel Belk, Clay Eastwood, McKensie Harris, Hillary Henderson and Crystal Waters; and undergraduate students McCalley Cunningham, Micki Gooch, Kline Jones, Madalynn Kainer and Shelby Schiefelbein. This scholarship, which was started in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is the primary… Read More →