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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 →

2020-2021 Judging Team Results

Livestock Judging The Texas A&M Livestock Judging team had a dominant spring, winning both the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City (replacement for the National Western) and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is the first A&M team since 2012 to have won both major spring contests, and only the fourth team total in the past fifteen years to do so. The team also won the Griswold Classic and finished 2nd, 2nd and 4th at The Patriot, Dixie Nationals and San Antonio, respectively. “The team had a fantastic spring, highlighted… Read More →

Celebrating Department of Animal Science undergraduate student excellence

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas A&M activities, community involvement, professional and civic activities, internships and employment, awards, honors and undergraduate research activities and publications. Each department in the College nominates students and the college scholarship committee makes the final selection of the recipients. The following students in the Department of Animal Science were… Read More →

Animal science faculty honored at Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards

Virtual ceremony for Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards, tenure, promotion The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated faculty member career milestones and honored recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards and Association of Former Students awards on April 29 in a virtual ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “Not only are we recognizing excellence in teaching, research and service, but we are recognizing how that… Read More →

Department of Animal Science named American Brahman Breeders Association friends of the year

The ABBA 2021 Friend of the Year Award was given to Texas A&M University’s Animal Science Department during the ABBA Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s meeting was held in conjunction with The International Open Breeding Cattle Show in Waco, Texas. “Since the beginning, Texas A&M’s Animal Science Department has understood the importance of Brahman and Brahman-influenced genetics in the South’s cattle operations,” Performance Committee chairman Milton Charanza said. “From Dr. Sanders’ work at McGregor Station to Dr. Randall’s work in Overton along with many other researchers, they have… Read More →