Department Updates

Field Day Scheduled for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beeville Station on November 2

September 18th, 2023

Make plans to attend the Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Beeville Station Field Day on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The morning will include a welcome and presentations about ongoing research related to the Beeville station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research. A lunch will be provided courtesy of Texas Farm Credit. Please RSVP at Event… Read More →

Graduate Students Present Research Across the World

August 16th, 2023

During the summer of 2023, the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science was well represented at various state, national and international conferences where graduate students were able to present ongoing research. Aggies claimed multiple research awards as they traveled as far as Ireland this summer. Dairy Cattle Welfare Conference Fort Worth, TX May 17-18,… Read More →

Value-Based Marketing of Beef

July 6th, 2023

Jeffrey W. Savell Professor, E.M. Rosenthal Chairholder, and Leader, Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 2471 TAMU, College Station, Texas, 77843-2471 Introduction For beef to compete in today’s marketplace, both domestic and export, cattle breeders must better understand marketing. Meeting the needs of the customer is something that every successful business… Read More →

Standardized Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Procedures for Genetic Evaluation

July 6th, 2023

Committee Members Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University, Chair; Rhonda Miller, Texas A&M University; Tommy Wheeler, MARC; Mohammad Koohmaraie, MARC; Steven Shackelford, MARC; Brad Morgan, Oklahoma State University; Chris Calkins, University of Nebraska; Mark Miller, Texas Tech University; Michael Dikeman, Kansas State University; Floyd McKeith, University of Illinois; Glen Dolezal, Oklahoma State University; Bill Henning, Pennsylvania… Read More →

Making Some Sense Out of Ground Beef Labeling

July 6th, 2023

Davey Griffin, Professor and Extension Meat SpecialistTexas A&M Agrilife Extension Service When consumers go to the grocery store, they are confronted with a variety of items from which to select. One of the most commonly purchased items from the beef section is ground beef. Because of its functionality in a multitude of different entree items, ground… Read More →

National Beef Quality Audit — 1995

July 6th, 2023

Brief Overview The purpose was “to conduct the sequel to the National Beef Quality Audit — 1991, a quality audit of slaughter cattle (their carcasses and dress off/offal items) for the U.S. beef industry in 1995, establishing baselines for present quality shortfalls and identifying targets for desired quality levels by the year 2005.” Since the… Read More →

Changes to availability of some livestock antibiotics coming June 11

June 5th, 2023

From AgriLife Today feature, by Kay Ledbetter Don’t wait. Get to know your local veterinarian now and establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship if you expect to treat livestock in the future, as over-the-counter livestock antibiotics will soon require a prescription. That is the advice of a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts trying to help livestock… Read More →

McGregor Research Center Field Day Set for May 18

April 20th, 2023

Make plans to attend the McGregor Research Center Field Day on Thursday, May 18, in McGregor, Texas. The agenda includes speakers from across the industry and Texas A&M University, including faculty in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and more. After a welcome from Ryon Walker, Ph.D., operations… Read More →

Select skeletal muscle mitochondrial measures in Thoroughbred weanlings are related to race earnings and sire

April 17th, 2023

Guy, CP, CM Latham, RN Owen, AL Fowler, SH White-Springer. 2020. President’s Oral Pick: Abstract QuanPfiable, cellular differences of individuals are not widely used in breeding and training decisions in the equine industry. Our objecPve was to determine if mitochondrial parameters in weanling Thoroughbreds were related to sire or lifePme race earnings. We hypothesized that… Read More →

AgriLife eyes ways to match offspring with their dams using new producer-friendly technologies

April 3rd, 2023

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – The age-old problem of matching ewes with their offspring is getting some help from modern technology, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “For a sizeable group of animals, matching lambs with their mothers can turn into a logistical and economic nightmare,”… Read More →