Category Archives: Faculty

Running With The Heird: A&M Equine Expert Elected President Of American Quarter Horse Association

By Kelly Brown, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jim Heird, an internationally-renowned equine expert, is the new president of the American Quarter Horse Association after five decades of dedication to the organization. The announcement Monday (March 5) came at the end of the AQHA’s four-day annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida where many of its more than 250,000 members from 50 countries gathered to learn from and celebrate the largest equine breed registry in the world. The scholar’s presidency marks a first for… Read More →

Smith, Forrest receive 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION –  Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to several statewide faculty and staff of Texas A&M AgriLife during a ceremony Jan. 9 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. “These awards represent the highest level of achievement for our organization,” said Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M. “They recognize a… Read More →

Miller among four named Faculty Fellows by Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research named four Faculty Fellows during its awards ceremony Jan. 9 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. Dr. Kirk Winemiller of College Station has been named Senior Faculty Fellow, while Dr. Amir Ibrahim and Dr. Rhonda Miller, also from College Station, and Dr. Qingwu Xue of Amarillo have been named Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellow title becomes part of the individual’s title. AgriLife Research established the Faculty Fellows Program in 1998 to… Read More →

Second edition of The Ruminant Nutrition System published

The first edition of The Ruminant Nutrition System: An Applied Model for Predicting Nutrient Requirements and Feed Utilization in Ruminants was published in October 2016. Since then we have received much positive feedback, which has encouraged us to revise and expand it. In this second edition, we have updated concepts and added new information, clarified and enhanced the discussions of important topics, included new and improved and standardized existing graphics and illustrations, rearranged some of the text, and included indexes for subjects and authors. Although we believe this second edition… Read More →

Wu publishes Principles of Animal Nutrition book

Animals are biological transformers of dietary matter and energy into high-quality foods (e.g., meats, eggs and milk) for human consumption, as well as raw materials such as wool and leather for clothing and accessories for humans.  Through biotechnological techniques, animals are also employed to produce enzymes and proteins to treat a wide array of human diseases.  Mammals, birds, fish, and shrimp possess both common and divergent metabolic pathways for their maintenance and adaptations, but all of them need food to survive, grow, develop, and reproduce.  As an interesting,… Read More →

Faculty represent Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension in Kenya and Ethiopia

Eight faculty members representing Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension recently traveled to Kenya and Ethiopia to develop relationships with scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Participants included Animal Science faculty members Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, associate professor and Extension specialist; Dr. Andy Herring, professor of beef cattle production; Dr. Cliff Lamb, professor and head;  Dr. Reid Redden, associate professor and Extension sheep and goat specialist; Dr. David Riley, professor of animal breeding and genetics; and Dr. Luis Tedeschi, professor of animal nutrition; Dr…. Read More →

Global trade, forage and weed management strategies highlight Cow Country Congress

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, CROCKETT – Global trade impacts on the beef industry as well as herbicide and forage management strategies were discussed recently at Cow Country Congress at Santa Rosa Ranch near Crockett. The event drew nearly 250 beef cattle producers from East Texas counties who also participated in a bull selection demonstration. The event was sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Santa Rosa Ranch, and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, which hosted a ranch gathering following the… Read More →

Cooke joins Texas A&M faculty

Dr. Reinaldo Cooke joined the department as an associate professor of beef cattle production. Dr. Reinaldo Cooke grew up in the state of São Paulo, Brazil where agriculture is based on Nelore cattle and sugar cane production. His interest in animal science was developed at a young age. After finishing grade school, Reinaldo received his bachelor’s degree from São Paulo State University in Brazil. Then, he and his wife, Flavia, moved to Gainesville, Fla. to attend graduate school. Reinaldo earned his master’s degree and doctorate at the University of… 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 →

Dr. Gary Williams named ASAS fellow

Dr. Gary L. Williams is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award —Research Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12. Dr. Williams is a Regents Fellow, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beeville and Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University-College Station. Dr. Williams is nationally and internationally recognized for his research with beef cattle, including the neuroendocrinology and physiology of suckling-mediated anovulation, the role… Read More →