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Crossland receives Farr Scholarship

COLLEGE STATION – Whitney Crossland, an animal science graduate student at Texas A&M University, is a recipient of the W.D. Farr Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The $12,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture. The scholarship will be presented in January at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif. “I am proud of Whitney for receiving this prestigious scholarship,” said Russell Cross, Ph.D., professor and head of… Read More →

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Sterling “Ty” Crooks became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat assistant effective Oct. 12. Crooks is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. His primary duties will involve working with the state’s 4-H sheep and goat youth programs, said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo and Crooks’… Read More →

Former student to be inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Charles W. “Doc” Graham ‘53 will be inducted as a 2016 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame member – the highest honor bestowed on individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and western lifestyle in Texas. Graham, a graduate of Texas A&M University’s Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, received the news of his induction on September 6, before a football game in College Station. Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp said his… Read More →

Skinner wins national advising award

LAS VEGAS — Amber Skinner, academic advisor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising – Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Global Community for Academic Advising. The award, presented during the 2015 NACADA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three or fewer years…. Read More →

Thallman named Outstanding Alumni

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. R. Mark Thallman ’81, a graduate of the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award. The award was presented during the College’s Legacy and Leadership Banquet held Oct. 10 in College Station. Thallman earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science (1981), a master’s in animal breeding (1988), and a doctorate in genetics (1995), all from Texas A&M University. Renowned among peers in the field of animal breeding and genetics,… Read More →

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 Turkey Creek Road in College Station. The Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team and is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Individuals and four-member… Read More →

Cattle prices weakening as result of slower fed cattle marketings

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, s-bevers@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Beef producers should brace for lower prices in the near term as feedlot marketing of cattle slowed during August through September. Stan Bevers, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Vernon, gave an overview of the cattle market heading into 2016 at a Rebuilding the Beef Herd program at Camp Cooley Ranch in Franklin. Bevers said feedlot operators paid higher prices for feeders going into the feedlots earlier in the year and, due to falling… Read More →

Stress symposium to address impacts on human, animal and plant health

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Welsh, 979-845-1541, twelsh@cvm.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A symposium scheduled Oct. 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station will address a broad range of topics related to stress in human, animal and plant health. “Evolution of Stress: From the Genome to Disease” will feature a number of leading experts who will explore current knowledge of stress research and how that knowledge can be used to improve human, animal and plant health, according to organizers. The symposium is free and hosted… Read More →

Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest to be held Oct. 24

Writer: Courtney Coufal COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest will be held Oct. 24 at Louis Pearce Pavilion in College Station. Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest is sponsored by the Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team and is open to all 4-H and FFA members. Individuals and 4-member teams will compete in three age groups—sub-junior, ages 8-11; junior, ages 12-14; and senior, ages 15 and older. Contestants will judge eight classes of cattle, swine, sheep and goats. Questions will be asked over three classes. The high-point… Read More →

Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop set for Oct. 24

By Olivia Norton COLLEGE STATION- The 2015 Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Freeman Arena in College Station. The Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop welcomes youth of all ages to participate in a day of learning horse judging fundamentals including reasons formatting, halter classes, western classes and English classes. Placings, cuts and critiques will be discussed following each class. “The Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop is a great place for judgers of all skill levels to practice in a low-stress environment” said Teri Antilley, Extension horse… Read More →