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Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 5-7 in College Station

By Blair Fannin COLLEGE STATION – The 65th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session on Aug. 5 will focus on opportunities and challenges in the cattle business. “Each year we strive to provide ranchers with basic beef cattle production information, new technology in cattle production and hot issues affecting ranchers,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, conference coordinator and AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in College Station. “This year our general session will cover a… Read More →

Congratulations Dr. Brittni Littlejohn

Dr. Brittni P. Littlejohn is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award, presented to her Thursday, July 10, during the Physiology and Endocrinology Session II, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas. Dr. Brittni P. Littlejohn is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University. She earned a B.S. (2012) in Animal Science, as well as a M.S. (2014) and a Ph.D. (2018) degree in Physiology of Reproduction at Texas A&M University…. Read More →

BUILD Dedicates Clinic In Honor Of William Peña

BUILD’s new Texas Aggie Medical Clinic in Laredo — recently dedicated in honor of William M. Peña — is the first of its kind to be located in the United States. During the past five years, volunteers from the Texas A&M University student organization have converted 22 shipping containers into fully-functional medical clinics that are now in use in 14 countries and five continents. The Laredo clinic is the last in BUILD’s “5 for 5” campaign, which honors Aggie veterans who played critical roles in the Allied victory during World War… Read More →

Interpretive Summary: Development of a mathematical model for predicting digestible energy intake to meet desired body condition parameters in exercising horses.

By: Jackie Walling A new article coming soon in the Journal of Animal Science used DE intake as a nutritional model to predict changes in body condition score (BCS) of exercised horses. Currently, nutritionists have revised a model used on cattle to predict the BCS of sedentary horses, and are determining if applying exercise energy expenditure estimates to the existing model will accurately predict changes in the BCS of exercising horses. Twenty-four horses with similar condition were divided by intention to increase (I) or decrease (D) BCS and by exercise… Read More →

Food Labels Can Be Deceiving

By Todd Carroll While many consumers today are showing more interest on where their food comes from there are some marketing efforts being made that sometime muddies the water a bit rather than making things more clear. Dan Hale is a professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Meat Specialist and says it’s no wonder why people get confused about where things like gluten come from. “What I call quite often is much to do about nothing because people are advertising things that may not even be in that product… Read More →

Colvin Scholarship Winners Named: $33,500 for beef community’s future – CAB Cattle

By Micah Mensing Six college students in beef and related studies have earned $33,500 in scholarships from the Certified Angus Beef  ® (CAB ®) brand. Established in 1999, CAB’s Colvin Scholarship Fund has supported the education of more than 70 future leaders in agriculture and animal science. It honors the brand’s founding executive director of 21 years, Louis M. “Mick” Colvin, carrying on his legacy of making dreams a reality and inspiring others to do their best. 2019 Colvin Scholarship Awards: $7,500 – Kylie Phillips, Inverness, Fla. — University… Read More →

Joel Cowley awarded the 2019 Outstanding Alumni

By Kaitlyn Harkin Joel Cowley was presented with the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program held Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The award was presented to Cowley by Dr. Chris Skaggs, San Antonio Livestock Exposition Chair in Animal Science and Associate Dean for Student Development of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Animal Science Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes a former student of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University who has built a distinguished career in animal science…. Read More →

2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Winner Dr. Nicole Sanchez

By Kaitlyn Harkin Dr. Nicole Burdick Sanchez received the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program on April 30, 2019. The award was presented to Sanchez by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow Dr. Thomas Welsh. Sanchez is originally from Ontario, Canada and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. As an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Sanchez participated in undergraduate research for 3.5 years under Dr. Jamie Laurenz, while also being an active member of the Javelina Marching Band and… Read More →

Dr. Larry L. Boleman inducted into the ANSC Hall of Fame

By Maggie Berger COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry L. Boleman was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, during the Department of Animal Science awards banquet. Dr. Joe Paschal, professor and Extension livestock specialist, located in Corpus Christi presented the award. Boleman’s passion for agriculture and the cattle industry started at an early age. “I started buying, feeding and selling dairy calves when I was six or seven,” he said. In high school, he participated in the FFA and had an agriculture… Read More →

Yes, There’s a Camp Brisket at Texas A&M

By Sarah Ramsey There’s a rock and roll camp, a space camp, and all sorts of fantasy sports camps. Any kind of camp that gives adults the chance to learn a new skill or get an immersion in a kind of life that’s only accessible to a few is out there. There are even a few camps that send you home stuffed with both knowledge and food, but few of them have the stature of Camp Brisket. That’s right — Camp Brisket. It’s a two-day in-depth look (and taste!)… Read More →