Category Archives: Academics

Students explore agriculture in New Zealand

Thirty-one students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences had the experience of a lifetime this summer as they explored the many aspects of agriculture and areas of New Zealand as part of a study abroad program July 27-Aug. 9, 2017. The New Zealand Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program, led by Department of Animal Science faculty member, Dr. Shawn Ramsey, professor, offered students a complete educational experience including tours of notable cities and landmarks, the scenic countryside and coastlines, a taste of local cuisine, visits… Read More →

Faculty receive awards, recognized at College awards ceremony

Several faculty in the Department of Animal Science were recognized during the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2017 Awards Ceremony held on September 20, 2017. Dr. Kathrin Dunlap, was recognized as a recipient of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards for Teaching: College Level. Dunlap is a physiology of reproduction assistant professor. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in animal science with an emphasis on endocrinology. Dr. Dunlap received a doctorate in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M… Read More →

NAMI Scholarship Foundation announces 2017-2018 award winners

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Scholarship Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2017-2018 undergraduate scholarship awards.  Eleven high-performing undergraduate students received a combined total of $55,000 dollars to pursue degrees in animal, meat and food science, and in culinary arts. Jessie Van Buren received the Frank DeBenedetti Memorial Scholarship to continue her studies in animal science and mathematics at the University of Idaho.  Cole Perkins, who is majoring in animal science at Texas Tech University, received the John Duyn award, while Madison Comes, an animal science… Read More →

ANSC students complete US Dairy Education and Training Consortium

CLOVIS – Twenty aggies recently completed the 2017 US Dairy Education and Training Consortium held in Clovis, NM. Since the start of the consortium in 2008, 131 aggies have completed this six-week intensive program in large herd management. The program couples class room instruction with actual hands-on experience working with dairy cattle. Students get to pregnancy check, evaluate semen, dissect udders, evaluate body condition scoring, learn to “read” a bunk and more. All of which are important procedures required for today’s modern dairy sector. “My most favorite memories… Read More →

International students visit ANSC

COLLEGE STATION – Since 2011, students from Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (UAC), have been visiting the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science.  UAC is an agricultural college located in Texcoco, Mexico State in Mexico. Dr. Baldomero Alarcon-Zuniga is a professor of animal science and the leader of their study abroad tour. Each year Dr. Alarcon brings approximately 60 junior animal science majors for the study tour in Texas with the purpose of the trip being to educate the students through experiential learning opportunities regarding application of livestock production,… Read More →

Bradbery receives American Quarter Horse Association award

COLLEGE STATION – Amanda Bradbery, an animal science graduate student at Texas A&M University, is a recipient of the 2017-2018 American Quarter Horse Association – Young Investigator Award from the American Quarter Horse Foundation and the American Quarter Horse Association. The $19,850 grant is awarded to students to use towards project funding. Bradbery will be using the award to fund a portion of a larger study investigating the effects of maternal overnutrition on programming foal metabolism. Specifically, it will allow her to analyze the effects of maternal overnutrition… Read More →

Equine faculty and students attend industry symposium

Writer: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsiejo@tamu.edu The Equine section of the Animal Science department attended the 25th Symposium of the Equine Science Society hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN on May 30-June 2. Several graduate students presented or had a poster representing their research at the symposium. Emily Dickson presented in the Production and Management category. Kalley Fikes presented in Exercise Science and Meghan O’Neill presented in Reproductive Physiology and both received 2nd in the graduate student competition in their respective categories. Allison Millican and Mallory… Read More →

Texas A&M University to host AMSA’s 2017 Reciprocal Meat Conference in June

Where History, Tradition and Science Meat COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University has been chosen by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) to host the organization’s 70th annual Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) scheduled for June 18-21, 2017. RMC serves as the annual meeting of AMSA and features an interactive program tailored to share research findings and seek solutions to new and existing industry concerns. RMC brings together more than 1,000 meat scientists from nearly twenty countries around the world.  Attendees are members of academia, government and industry as… Read More →

Spring 2017 Graduates

The Department of Animal Science would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to our spring 2017 graduates. We have enjoyed you during your time here and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Click here to view the digital commencement program for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Doctor of Philosophy Crystal Waters Dissertation: “Sorghum Bran as an Antioxidant in Frozen Meat and Poultry Products” Master of Agriculture Mark DeWitt Emily Ginn Brett Moriarty Shelby Rod Joseph Van Hecke Master of Equine Industry Management Cari… Read More →

2016 ANSC Study Abroad: Australia

Writer: Tana Luna This summer, 39 Aggies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences went down under during the Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad to explore agricultural practices in Australia. The trip took place from July 28 – Aug. 12 and was led by Dr. Shawn Ramsey and graduate student, Kayley Wall. This study abroad program allowed students to explore the regions’ livestock industry including beef, dairy, horse, and grain/crop production systems. The program offered a wide range of experiences from meeting with leading producers, in-depth touring… Read More →