Animal Science hosts Australian students

COLLEGE STATION — The Department of Animal Science hosted a group of agriculture students from Queensland, Australia, who traveled to Texas in early July to learn more about horses, beef cattle and agribusiness.

Queensland-IMG_3713-editDr. Martha Vogelsang coordinated the group’s visit to Texas A&M which included 21 undergraduate students and two advisors from the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland located in Gatton. While in College Station, the group toured the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ‘56 Equine Complex and the Texas A&M Large Animal Teaching Hospital, and enjoyed a walking tour of the Texas A&M campus and a Texas barbecue dinner.  Animal science faculty Dr. Ted Friend, Dr. Jason Cleere and Dr. Dennis Sigler shared information on the equine and beef industries in Texas as well as development of animal welfare guidelines. Animal science students Cari Klosterman, Bailee Marwitz, Katherine Marrs and Marc Vogelsang assisted with hosting the group.

Queensland-students-1-editAlso during their time in Texas, the Queensland students toured Granada Farms (equine), El Camino and Circle X Ranches (beef), Brazos Valley Livestock Commission (livestock sales), Sexing Technologies and the U.S.D.A. Aerial Application Technology group (herbicides, pesticides and census).  Since the group was here over the Fourth of July, they made stops a some local patriotic sights including Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park and Museum and the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum.


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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