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Texas A&M System agricultural agencies surveying Texas stocker cattle industry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Russell Cross, 979-845-1541, hrcross@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A survey distributed to the Texas stocker cattle industry by Texas A&M University System agricultural agencies will help collect vital trend data to assist in meeting future research and educational initiatives, according to officials. The mailed survey will help specialists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the department of animal science and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M gather information to evaluate field research efforts and educational programs relating to… Read More →

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, jcover@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, a former graduate student under Coverdale and now a professor at Sam Houston State University, found use of anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses. “Arthritis… Read More →

Genomics and Society course at Texas A&M explores social, ethical and policy issues

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University course is giving students a look at both social and policy issues related to genomics technology in agriculture. Philosophy 489/689 Genomics and Society is directed by three instructors – Dr. Penny Riggs, a faculty member in the department of animal science, philosophy professor Dr. Clare Palmer and Dr. T.J. Kasperbauer, a recent philosophy doctoral graduate – all at Texas A&M in College Station. Riggs said the course was first offered… Read More →

Dr. Chapkin and Dr. Savell Named University Distinguished Professors

By Angel Futrel Scholarship. This seemingly elusive word, best defined as the creation of new knowledge, excites faculty members. It motivates them to further their research. It inspires them to share their findings. It brings the best of the best to Texas A&M University. Excellence in scholarship is also a commonality among those named University Distinguished Professors, one of the highest honors bestowed by Texas A&M University. This year, two faculty members – Dr. Robert Chapkin and Dr. Jeffrey Savell – from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences… Read More →

60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “Cattle production in Texas has certainly been a sea of change over the past five years,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station and conference coordinator. “We… Read More →

Voegele receives AMSA Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award

The 2014 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award winners will be recognized during the AMSA 67th RMC Opening General Session Monday, June 16, in Madison. These awards are sponsored by the ADM. Hope Voegele is an Animal Science major at Texas A&M University. Hope is excited about RMC in Madison because she is interested to see what new challenges the industry is facing and to see what the industry is doing to address these needs. She said “Meat science is an ever-changing subject and I enjoy the challenges it brings.” Hope… Read More →

Grand Opening of New Equine Complex Opens Doors to Expansion and Growth for Texas A&M Equine Initiative

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M celebrated the grand opening of the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. This $32 million dollar facility is the first phase of a planned $80 million dollar project of the Equine Initiative. The equine complex was named in honor of Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 to recognize his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine and his love for Texas A&M. The new complex represents one of the core efforts of the Texas A&M Equine Initiative, which was formed to bring… Read More →

Armstrong inducted into Animal Science Hall of Fame

By Olivia Norton ’16 COLLEGE STATION – On Wednesday, April 23, Anne L. Armstrong was posthumously honored as a 2014 Inductee into the Animal Science Hall of Fame during the Animal Science External Awards program. Dr. Russell Cross, Head of the Animal Science department, presented the award to Armstrong’s daughter, Katherine Armstrong Love, who accepted on Mrs. Armstrong’s behalf.   Anne Legendre Armstrong, who advised four presidents and was the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, was known for her intelligence, diplomacy, political savvy,… Read More →

Tanksley inducted into Animal Science Hall of Fame

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. T.D. Tanksley Jr. was posthumously inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program. The award was presented by Mr. Chuck Real, Owner and Operator of Real Hog Farms and accepted on behalf of Dr. Tanksley by his wife, Margaret, and their three children, Spence, Janice and Pat. The son of T.D. and Olivia Tanksley, “Tank,” as he was affectionately known, grew up on the family livestock farm in Burnet County…. Read More →

Klett named 2014 Outstanding Alumni

COLLEGE STATION – Hollis Klett was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program held Wednesday, April 23. The award was presented to Klett by Dr. Tryon Wickersham, Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science. Dr. R. Hollis Klett’s leadership in the field of ruminant nutrition and beef cattle production spans 55 years. His research on using liquid feeds for supplementing beef cattle forever changed the face of the cattle-feeding industry. Now owner and president of… Read More →