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2022 Department of Animal Science Awards

Texas A&M University is built on six core values: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. The Department of Animal Science is committed to developing these core values in current students who are training to become leaders in animal science and agriculture. In addition, the Department commends and honors its former students and friends who have led successful careers according to these same values. In 2012, the Department of Animal Science introduced an External Awards Program to celebrate outstanding alumni and non-alumni who have brought excellence, integrity,… Read More →

2022 Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course

The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course has been an annual AgriLife Extension event since its inception in the late 1970s.  Breeders, owners, and managers gather for three days to discuss breeding techniques and best management practices to improve efficiency and care. The challenges of 2021 led Extension Horse Specialists, Chelsie Huseman and Jennifer Zoller, to move the course to a virtual platform, resulting in a new on-demand online course housed at agrilifelearn.tamu.edu. Fortunately, the course was able to move forward with in-person attendance for 2022 allowing… Read More →

Dr. Alice P. Brandao Receives the Emerging Young Scholar Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science

January 2022 – Dr. Alice P. Brandao is the recipient of the 2022 Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science (SSASAS) Emerging Young Scholar Award, presented to her this week during the 2022 Southern Section Meeting held in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Alice Poggi Brandao received a B. Sc. in Veterinary Medicine from Sao Paulo State University in 2013. She also received MS degree in Animal Science from Sao Paulo State University in 2016, where her thesis focused on dairy cattle production and physiology. In 2021,… Read More →

Dr. Ky G. Pohler Receives the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science

January 2022 – Dr. Ky G. Pohler is the recipient of the 2022 Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science (SSASAS) Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education, presented to him this week during the 2022 Southern Section Meeting held in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Ky Pohler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Pregnancy and Development Programming Area of Excellence in the Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science. He received a B. S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, and a MS,… Read More →

Student highlight: Anne Chiara Neufeld Furstenau

Howdy! My name is Anne Chiara Neufeld Furstenau and I am a senior animal science student from Paraguay. I grew up outside a small town called Filadelfia, founded by German-Russian Mennonites in 1930. They fled from Russia due to communism and their religious beliefs. It is now a multicultural city that has become a center point in the northern part of Paraguay where both German and Spanish are spoken.  My parents run a family-owned ranch where they have built a genetically forward cattle herd. I have always enjoyed… Read More →

2020, 2021 Department of Animal Science external award winners

Texas A&M University is built on six core values: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. The Department of Animal Science is committed to developing these core values in current students who are training to become leaders in animal science and agriculture. In addition, the Department commends and honors its former students and friends who have led successful careers according to these same values. In 2012, the Department of Animal Science introduced an External Awards Program to celebrate outstanding alumni and non-alumni who have brought excellence, integrity,… Read More →

Students tell story of 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

Members of the 2020-2021 class reflect on the program’s value to their beef operations. COLLEGE STATION, Texas – For cattle producers enrolled in the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy (IBCA), learning is a lifelong pursuit. Participants from South Africa and Texas explain the impacts the program has had on their cattle operations and why members of the beef industry should consider applying. Getting back in the game in South Africa South African veterinarian Dr. Michael Magondo applied for IBCA after inheriting his father’s cow/calf operation. Having spent 20… Read More →

Savell, Schwartz receive 2021 AMSA Awards

KEARNEY, MO. June 23, 2021 — The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) announces Dr. Jeff Savell as the 2021 AMSA Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award winner. The Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions or service to the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Program. This award is sponsored by the Food Safety Net Services and Agri-West International. Savell is to be honored during the 74th AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) in Reno, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada – Reno. Dr. Jeff… Read More →

White-Springer honored by Equine Science Society

Josie Coverdale Award for Outstanding Young Professional This award recognizes an individual under the age of 40 with less than 10 years of service in academia or industry, who has made meritorious contributions to equine science in teaching, research, public service, or industry. In 2017, this award was renamed in memory of Josie A. Coverdale. 2021 Recipient: Sarah White Dr. Sarah H. White earned her M.S. (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in Animal Sciences with dual emphasis in equine nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Florida. She secured a… Read More →

Faculty and graduate students recognized by the American Society of Animal Science

Animal Growth and Development Award Sponsored by: DSM Nutritional Products, Inc. Dr. Reinaldo F. Cooke, Texas A&M University Dr. Reinaldo Cooke is an Associate Professor with Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science. Dr. Cooke developed an internationally recognized academic program with a specific emphasis on growing Bos taurus and B. indicus cattle. Through excellence in research and educational ventures, his accomplishments are leading to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in cattle growth and development in the US and across the world. To date, Dr. Cooke published… Read More →