Department Updates

After 50 years, Texas A&M animal science legend says farewell

August 2nd, 2023

By Kay Ledbetter-First appeared on AgriLife Today Jim Sanders ’74 ‘77, Ph.D., senior professor of animal breeding and genetics, may be retiring, but he will continue to make waves in the livestock industry for many more years to come for two reasons – his love for his students and their respect for him. An Aggie… Read More →

Riding into retirement

March 20th, 2023

Becky Lewis retires after 27 years with ANSC By Victoria Pilger ’15 Leather pants, a black-fringed leather jacket and a bright red bandana serve as typical weekend attire for Becky Lewis. Until recently, Becky spent her weekdays working as senior office associate for the Department of Animal Science where she was commonly referred to as… Read More →

Food Safety Seminar to be Held During Event Honoring Dr. Gary C. Smith

October 5th, 2022

Food Safety Seminar Featuring Speakers from FSIS, USDA, North America Meat Institute The Seminar, Set for October 15, will Focus on Initiatives to Advance Food Safety, Sustainable Practices and the Use of Data, and How Federal Policy Is Shaping the Future. SAN ANTONIO, TX – October 3, 2022 — The Bellinger Foundation today announced its… Read More →

Former Student Profile: Bryan Bracewell

December 20th, 2021

Writer: Maggie Berger Bryan Bracewell ’98 knew from an early age where life would take him.  Bryan’s family has owned and operated Southside Market & Barbeque in Elgin, Texas, since 1968 and he’s now proud to be the third-generation Bracewell to own the well-known business. Specializing in sausage, but offering delectable Texas barbecue, the market… Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Chad Paulk

December 20th, 2021

Writer: Maggie Berger Unlike many people involved in agriculture today, Chad Paulk did not grow up in the agricultural industry. It was during his sophomore year at the University of Georgia that he discovered his passion for animal science. The summer before his senior year, he assisted swine nutrition graduate students with a research project…. Read More →

Daigle joins Texas A&M animal science as its new animal welfare expert

February 11th, 2021

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Courtney Daigle, 979-862-9171, COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Courtney Daigle, who specializes in animal welfare, has joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in both research and teaching roles. Daigle has an extensive background in both animal care and handling… Read More →

A New Herd

August 17th, 2020

Growing up on his father’s livestock and crop operation in Rhodesia, Dr. G. Cliff Lamb was surrounded by cattle, pigs and sheep almost from the moment he was born. The lifestyle influenced his interest in livestock reproduction and still informs his perspective today as head of the Department of Animal Science in Texas A&M University’s… Read More →

From cattle yards to courtrooms

July 22nd, 2020

Competitive drive takes former Texas A&M student from 4-H to New York City Cari Rincker ’02 has always felt a pull. Over and over, life took her to new places where she found herself feeling right at home on arrival. “I’ve had these moments where it felt like somebody or something was telling me, ‘This… Read More →

The honest approach that changed the meat science industry

March 4th, 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020 by maggielberger By Emily Lochner It’s just after midnight in Washington, D.C., January 1993, and the phone is ringing. “Hello?” “Russell, we’ve got a problem in Seattle.” The phone call came from the President’s Chief of Staff. The recipient was Dr. Russell Cross, Administrator of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food… Read More →