Students shine at ASAS Southern Section

Dr. Thomas Welsh, Brittni Littlejohn, Travis Rocha and Dr. Ron Randel with awards

Dr. Thomas Welsh, Brittni Littlejohn, Travis Rocha and Dr. Ron Randel

Congratulations are in order for two Department of Animal Science students.

Brittni Littlejohn

Littlejohn received a student travel scholarship to the 2015 ASAS Southern Section Meeting. She was also named the Graduate Student Representative for the upcoming year, In addition, Littlejohn was awarded third place in the graduate student competition for her abstract, Endogenous cortisol, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone secretion and GnRH-induced luteinizing hormone and testosterone secretion in prenatally stressed sexually mature Brahman bulls.”

Travis Rocha

Rocha, an undergraduate student, was awarded first place in the ASAS Southern Section Undergraduate Student Competition for his abstract, “Relationship between body condition score, follicular activity and postpartum interval in Brahman females.”


The American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Meeting is held annually in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Annual Meeting and Conference. The meeting began Jan. 31 and wrapped up Feb. 3, in Atlanta, Ga.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at or (979) 845-1542.

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