Category Archives: Students

Engle receives travel grant for ISAG conference in Dublin

COLLEGE STATION – Bailey Engle, an animal science graduate student at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a travel bursary to present her research at the International Society for Animal Genetics Conference in Dublin, Ireland in July. She received the grant based on the recommendations of the Animal Genetics journal editors. Engle’s research, “Influence of a 1 Mb region of BTA 5 on beef cow stability in Bos indicus x Bos Taurus crossbred cows,” was recently presented at the Texas Genetics Society meeting, winning her the graduate student… Read More →

Farmers Fight! Texas A&M Wins Coveted Spirit Award at 2017 USEA Intercollegiate Championship

Authored By: Virginia Horse Trials – Edited Press Release Lexington, VA — From the start of the 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials (VHT), the Texas A&M Eventing Team brought 110% to the experience. While the Texas A&M Maroon team ultimately earned fifth place overall out of 21 total teams, the group of eight ‘Aggies’ were awarded the coveted Spirit Award, presented by VHT. The Spirit Award is given to the team that not only shows the most school pride, but also… Read More →

A semester in South Africa

COLLEGE STATION – In the fall of 2016, two animal science students participated in an internship opportunity unlike any other. Leah Fancher, of Katy, Texas, and Sydney Herring, of Franklin, Texas, both seniors, participated in a semester long internship throughout South Africa, with the primary focus being on veterinary science, a field both girls want to pursue. The first part of their trip was spent on the Onderstepoort veterinary campus, which is part of Pretoria University. During the first two weeks they attended lectures on pathology, infectious diseases,… Read More →

Spring 2017 Graduates

The Department of Animal Science would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to our spring 2017 graduates. We have enjoyed you during your time here and wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Click here to view the digital commencement program for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Doctor of Philosophy Crystal Waters Dissertation: “Sorghum Bran as an Antioxidant in Frozen Meat and Poultry Products” Master of Agriculture Mark DeWitt Emily Ginn Brett Moriarty Shelby Rod Joseph Van Hecke Master of Equine Industry Management Cari… Read More →

Stock horse team has successful season

The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team has had a successful spring. At the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Stock Horse team members Anissa Cervera and Lane Birkenfeld paired with Texas Aggie Rodeo team members to compete in the Collegiate Ranch Rodeo Showdown. This was a head to head competition against Texas Tech University. Together, the Stock Horse and Rodeo teams brought home the Champion title! Next was the National Reined Cowhorse Association Collegiate Challenge in Fort Worth. Team members Morgan Moreno, Lane Birkenfeld, and Zach Schaefer… Read More →

Judging teams compete in Houston

Both the livestock and wool judging teams competed at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo™ judging contests. The wool team brought back reserve champion honors and the livestock team placed third. In addition to reserve, the wool team also placed fourth overall with a second team. Livestock judging team members include Clayton Schram, Sealy; Harrison Smith, Gatesville; Kelsey Jozwiak, Hempstead; Emily June Kelley, Yoakum; Maddison Holder, Alvarado; Logan Browne, Bowling Green, Ohio; Ryon Cox, Mt. Pleasant; Garrett Wildman, Banquette; Scott Chachere, Dyaton; Ally Spears, Brentwood, Calif.; Jordan Hevner, Adkins;… Read More →

Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association attends ACHA Convention in Lexington, Kentucky

Writer: Haley Turner, halturn95@tamu.edu The Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association had the opportunity this April to attend the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association’s, ACHA, annual convention. Convention this year was hosted by Murray State University in Lexington, Kentucky from April 13th-15th. Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association was able to send all eight officers, three advisors and sixteen club members to convention this year. For the first day of convention Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association took its members to the historic Keeneland Racecourse for a day of racing and a photo opportunity with one… Read More →

Livestock, wool teams reserve champions

Both the livestock and wool judging teams brought back reserve champion honors from their respective contests at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. In addition to reserve, the wool team also placed third overall with a second team. Livestock judging team members include Clayton Schram, Sealy; Harrison Smith, Gatesville; Kelsey Jozwiak, Hempstead; Emily June Kelley, Yoakum; Maddison Holder, Alvarado; Logan Browne, Bowling Green, Ohio; Ryon Cox, Mt. Pleasant; Garrett Wildman, Banquette; Scott Chachere, Dyaton; Ally Spears, Brentwood, Calif.; Jordan Hevner, Adkins; and Carly Hoffman, New Braunfels. The… Read More →

Beef Quiz Bowl & Academic Quadrathlon Teams place at NCBA

The Texas A&M Beef Quiz Bowl team placed 3rd in the National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl co-sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the American Society of Animal Science held at the NCBA Annual Convention in Nashville, TN.   The Team qualified for the contest by winning the 2016 Southern Section American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon competition.     Team members were Maddy  Wilson a senior ANSC major from Spring Branch, Texas;  Sierra Francis a December 2016 ANSC graduate from Mckinney, TX’;  Logan Speck a December 2016 ANSC graduate… Read More →

Doctoral candidate Smith receives trio of awards

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Brandon Smith, 979-845-3041, wbsmith89@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — William “Brandon” Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, is racking up awards as he approaches graduation. At the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, Smith was awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research as well as the 2016 Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Special Achievement Award for… Read More →