Category Archives: Academics

Applications available for 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy

Beef industry professionals can apply now to be part of the Class of 2019-2020. COLLEGE STATION, Texas. – Applications are open for the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy. Now in its second year, the academy offers a one-year, comprehensive online certificate program to beef industry professionals through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. “Our inaugural class is wrapping up their learning experience, and student feedback so far has been tremendous,” says Reinaldo Cooke, program coordinator and associate professor at Texas A&M University. “We worked to develop the strongest course… Read More →

AgriLife Research scientists investigate mysteries of puberty in young female cattle

By Blair Fannin BEEVILLE – Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso. Now, the two researchers have come to the conclusion that puberty is not only affected in the months prior to, but also events during pregnancy and development. The findings, highlighted in Scientia, http://bit.ly/2Y5LtW8, an international publication based in the United Kingdom, also have implications in humans, perhaps leading to a better understanding of what causes early… Read More →

The Prime Cut

By Dorian Martin ’06 Bob McClaren knows potential when he sees it. The former president of business operations for the Houston Astros and one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of downtown Houston now sees great possibilities for Texas A&M University’s new International Beef Cattle Academy (IBCA). That’s why McClaren, who currently serves as president and chief executive officer of 44 Farms, made a lead gift of $250,000 to establish the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy Endowment. The academy has the potential to expand Texas A&M’s… Read More →

Charles Brown Endowed Fellowship established by family and friends

The Department of Animal Science is happy to announce that an endowment has been created in honor of Mr. Charles Brown. Friends and family of Mr. Brown, including Dr. Jim Butler, Dr. Larry Boleman, Jim Williams, Jackie Sherrill and RC Slocum established this endowment to impact future graduate students in their pursuit of becoming future world leaders in teaching, research, and education in the beef cattle industry. Photos from the reception in Mr. Brown’s honor may be viewed here. Charles (Coach) and Carolyn Brown have owned and operated… Read More →

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 →