Category Archives: Dairy

2022 US Dairy Education Training Consortium

Recently, 19 Department of Animal Science students completed a 6-week course in Dairy Management, held in Clovis, New Mexico. They were part of the 50 students that attended the 14th US Dairy Education and Training Consortium from a total of 13 universities. The program, started in 2008, provides students an overview of the many facets associated with large dairy herd management. A major component of this year’s program focused on robotics and precision management associated with the dairy industry. A total of 27 students represented Texas A&M University,… Read More →

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 →

2020 Dairy Max scholarship awarded to #tamuansc Dairy Science Club member

JUSTIN, Texas — Nicole Koke of Dublin, Texas, is a 2020 Dairy MAX scholarship recipient because of her outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership and achievement in agriculture. Koke is one of four students with dairy roots receiving a $2,500 scholarship from Dairy MAX. Dairy farmers not only produce a nutritious food for the world, but play a vital role in helping their local communities thrive. The Dairy MAX scholarship program is a way of giving back to dairy farm families, while investing in the future of dairy. “With the… Read More →

Market changes hurt Texas milk producers

Industry experts say they hope worst may be behind them Milk production remains steady despite COVID-19-related disruptions to the farm-to-market supply chains, said Jennifer Spencer, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist, Stephenville. Texas is the No. 5 milk-producing state in the U.S. with about 12.6 billion pounds of milk annually valued at approximately $19 million. The direct economic impact of dairy production in Texas amounts to more than $3.3 billion annually, and the Texas Association of Dairymen reports milk products bring almost $40 billion into the… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Day a success despite delay, weather

T&K Dairy hosted event highlighting dairy technology, robotics Mother Nature delayed Southwest Dairy Day with rain, but the rescheduled event Nov. 11 at the T&K Dairy still drew a dedicated crowd eager to see the only fully automatic robotic milking system in the state. The event was hosted by the Collier family and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The free event took place just outside of Snyder and, despite freezing temperatures, over 200 people attended the event. “I had high expectations for this event since, from an industry… Read More →

2019 Southwest Dairy Days

Robotics, automation and precision technologies, November 7th SNYDER, Texas — Southwest Dairy Days will take place on November 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at T&K Dairy located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 East and Country Road 1673 East of Snyder, TX. This event will be hosted by the Collier family owners and operators of T&K Dairy and is organized by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Every year around 500 people participate in SWDD including University faculties, Extension personnel, allied industry, dairy families and local… Read More →

US Dairy Education and Training Consortium completes 12th year

Twenty Texas A&M students recently completely an intensive 6 week course in dairy herd management at the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium. Now in it’s 12th year, the consortium provides students an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many facets of dairy management. The course is held in the Texas panhandle and Eastern New Mexico, which is the third largest milk producing area in the US. Due to the rapid growth of dairies in this region, the students are fortunate to have dairies allow them to view… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Days set Nov. 7 at T&K Dairy near Snyder

SNYDER – After a year off, the annual Southwest Dairy Day will return Nov. 7 at the T&K Dairy and will be hosted by the Collier family and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. T&K Dairy is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 East and County Road 1673 east of Snyder. The program, free and open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. and feature tours, exhibitor booths and lunch courtesy of Hi-Pro Feeds. It will conclude at 3 p.m. If you wish to be an Exhibitor,… Read More →

Professor has big plans for dairy sciences

By Adam Russell Sushil Paudyal, assistant professor of dairy science in Texas A&M University’s department of animal science, plans to reinvigorate the dairy program in College Station. Paudyal hopes to engage students, producers, the U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium and industry groups such as the Texas Association of Dairymen in the 90 percent teaching, 10 percent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service position. “The plan is to rebuild the dairy course by reaching out to dairy producers around the state and connecting them with students and connecting both… Read More →

2018 ANSC Brazil Study Abroad: Comparative Ruminant Production

Writers: Jordan Adams and Madeline Rivera It is every college student’s dream to have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad.  Visit a foreign country, learn a different language, experience another culture, make new friends, and learn something that we never knew about ourselves. During the summer of 2018, nine animal science students and one biomedical science student had the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil. The objective of the study abroad was to compare ruminant production schemes in the northeastern and southeastern regions of Brazil to… Read More →