Category Archives: Dairy Specialist

New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist located in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Juan Piñeiro, 806-677-5600, juan.pineiro@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Juan Piñeiro, veterinarian, joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo on July 1 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Coming to Amarillo is a return to the Panhandle for Piñeiro, who completed an internship four years ago at the Coldwater Dairy in Sherman County. Piñeiro earned his doctorate and master’s degrees from The Ohio State University, Columbus, and his veterinary medic license from the University of… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Days offers a look at new technology, management strategies

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu DALHART – The recent Southwest Dairy Day gave dairy producers a glimpse at new technology and latest best-practices designed to provide better care for their animals and better products for consumers, said Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension dairy specialist from Dallas. Southwest Dairy Days gives the dairy industry a chance to come together to see some advances and new technologies being used in the industry around the region and state to advance genetics, environmental protection,… Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Michael Tomaszewski

By Olivia Norton ’16 Dr. Michael Tomaszewski is a visiting professor and professor emeritus of dairy science in the Department of Animal Science. In this role, he taught a campus-based and web-based introductory dairy management course for many years. He currently serves as the coordinator of the U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium (formerly known as the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium Teaching program). The USDETC is a multi-university organization formed to meet the educational and training needs of the U.S. dairy industry. Dr. Tomaszewski tells about how… Read More →

Growing dairy industry spotlighted at recent Southwest Dairy Day

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu FRIONA – Drought might have hurt the dairy industry in the Panhandle over the past few years, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said signs are indicating the industry is growing once more. Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas, said the growth of the dairy industry in the Panhandle was spotlighted when more than 500 people turned out for the Southwest Dairy Day at the Del Rio Dairy south of Friona on Oct. 8…. Read More →

Jordan named Fellow of American Dairy Science Association

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu DALLAS – Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, has been named a Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association. The American Dairy Science Association is a non-profit professional organization for the advancement of dairy science headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. Jordan received the award and recognition last month at the association’s annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. According to the association, the award recognizes dairy… Read More →

Texas A&M University Students Take the Dairy Challenge

Writer: Cathy Myers, DHI Provo, 559-289-2585, cathyd@dhiprovo.com Renee Smith, Virtus Nutrition, 661-699-8552, rsmith@virtusnutrition.com Four Texas A & M University students participated in the 9th annual Western Regional Dairy Challenge in Tulare, California on February 27 – March 1, 2014. Traveling to the event were: Emily Ligon, Mary Lavender, Kelsey Bitter, and Bernard teVelde. They were coached by Michael Tomaszewski. The Western Regional Dairy Challenge is an innovative, three-day educational competition designed to prepare students for dairy careers. Working in mixed-university teams of five or six students, participants assessed… Read More →