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Dairy Challenge Team places second at recent contest

The 2021 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest was held virtually March 3-5. Students received contest data and participated in virtual farm tours on Wednesday and presented their findings to the judges on Friday. The Department of Animal Science team, consisting of five students, placed second in the contest. The team will go on to compete virtually at the national contest in April. Team members are Christopher Childress, junior; Wyatt Harlan, sophomore; Lindsey Heywood, senior; Paige Howard, senior; and Natalie Koke, senior. Dr. Sushil Paudyal, instructional assistant professor, serves… Read More →

Equine Reproductive Management Short Course goes virtual for 2021

By Dr. Chelsie Huseman The Texas A&M AgriLife Equine Reproductive Management Short Course took place January 6-8, 2021 and was conducted virtually for the first time in its history. Participants joined live online courses to see demonstrations first hand and interact in real time with reproductive management experts. “We pride ourselves on offering an in-depth hands-on learning experience for participants, so to take this course virtual this year meant we had to work extra hard to provide individuals the tools and skills necessary to proficiently manage their breeding… Read More →

J. Gill, Canon receive Vice Chancellor Awards in Excellence

Vice Chancellor’s Awards recognize Texas A&M AgriLife personnel Recipients honored for outstanding excellence Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff were honored Jan. 14 during the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence ceremony, which followed the annual State of AgriLife Address, both held virtually this year. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and celebrate the contributions and achievements of faculty, students and staff members. Recipients represent personnel in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M… Read More →

Registration Now Open for 2021-2022 SowBridge Educational Series

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — SowBridge, the distance educational series for those who work with sows, boars and piglets, and with genetic and reproductive issues, begins its next program year in February 2021, and registration is now underway. This opportunity pairs electronically provided materials with live presentations via teleconference. Suggestions from past participants help with planning the next year’s topics and speakers, and maintain the program’s value, according to Jeff Wiegert, Texas A&M University animal science assistant professor and AgriLife Extension swine specialist. “Each year we ask participants for… Read More →

Prime rib – it’s what’s for Christmas dinner!

Nothing quite says Merry Christmas in Texas like a prime rib served as the main dish of your Christmas meal! When it comes time to prepare your prime rib this holiday season, be sure to reference Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Path to the Plate’s tips and tricks to ensure that the meat is cooked thoroughly and properly. With beef production being the largest sector of the agriculture industry in Texas, it is both fitting and appropriate that prime rib act as the centerpiece of the Christmas meal…. Read More →

Equine reproductive short course set Jan. 6-8

Focus on efficient methods to incorporate into breeding programs By Kay Ledbetter 806-677-5608 | skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course for 2021 is going virtual. Live demonstrations and site visits to equine reproductive facilities in Texas will be the focus of the Jan. 6-8 course. This course is designed for horse owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs, said Chelsie Huseman, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist in the Department of Animal Science, Bryan-College Station…. Read More →

Mineral imbalances need to be considered in cattle deaths

Texas A&M AgriLife offers expertise, assistance in livestock mineral toxicity, testing By Susan Himes susan.himes@ag.tamu.edu Ranchers need to keep in mind that the wrong quantities of minerals can be dangerous or even deadly to cattle, said experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. When it comes to cattle and minerals, what works for a rancher 700 miles away may actually work better for you than what works for a neighbor 7 miles down the road; it all depends on what is in your soil, supplements, feed, forage and… Read More →

Ground beef offered at The 12th Can Food Pantry through Cactus Cares

Texas A&M’s Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center provides link between donation, need By Kay Ledbetter 806-677-5608 | skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu A unique partnership on the Texas A&M University campus is “beefing up” protein offerings at the campus food bank to ensure no student, staff or faculty member has to study or work on an empty stomach. During this COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are facing financial difficulty and finding themselves among the more than 40 million people nationwide who are considered food insecure. The Texas A&M Department of Animal Science, Cactus… Read More →

Freshman Team Wins 1st Place at 2020 Raymond Ideas Challenge

By Stephanie Burns The 2020 Raymond Ideas Challenge took place on Sunday, November 15. The day-long competition was converted to a completely online ecosystem to ensure that the 20-year tradition would take place regardless of the state of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The annual competition challenges undergraduate and graduate students at Texas A&M to dream up the next big innovation that will change the world. The mission of Raymond Ideas Challenge is to encourage students to develop their idea and their entrepreneurial mindset; the student’s ideas should be… Read More →

Oosthuizen honored at 2020 Texas A&M Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Six Postdoctoral Researchers Earn Honors at Texas A&M Symposium Virtual event presents awards in two categories and attracts participants from across Texas A&M’s colleges and schools. By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations Six postdoctoral researchers received awards for flash-talk and poster presentations at Texas A&M University’s Fourth Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium, held in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The Texas A&M Postdoctoral Association, the Health Science Center Postdoctoral Association and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Association worked together to organize… Read More →