Category Archives: Teams

Second Annual All Judging Teams Reunion Held

The second annual Department of Animal Science All Judging Teams Reunion was held September 13, 2019, at the Brazos County Expo. Former judging team members and their families enjoyed an evening of fellowship, camaraderie, and reliving the good old days. Attendees were greeted with a special treat as they entered the Brazos Expo Friday night. Lining the walls of the entrance was the “Hall of Champions.” This exhibit highlighted the 65 national championship teams the department has trained over the years. Many of whom had team members at… Read More →

Texas A&M Meat Science Quiz Bowl team places 3rd and 7th at nationals

The Texas A&M Meat Science Quiz Bowl team finished 3rd and 7th out of 29 teams. The national competition was held in conjunction with the Reciprocal Meat Conference hosted by Colorado State University. For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Kaitlyn Harkin at ansccommunications@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542

Circle Y Supports Rising Stars

By Cutting Horse Central It’s no secret that the youth are the future of our industry, Penny Youngblood and Nancy Pearce, of Circle Y Ranch, are dedicated to helping grow and develop the younger generation. One way they are giving back is through the Texas A&M Collegiate Stock Horse Team, which consists of 12 college athletes ranging in show experience. Not only have Penny and Nancy offered generous financial support over the years for the Texas A& M Equine Program, they have also invested in the team’s preparation for major… Read More →

Judging teams successful at multiple contests

The Department of Animal Science competitive judging teams have hit the ground running this semester between the long hours of practice they have put in and contests they have traveled to. The meat judging team kicked things off at the American Meat Science Association Southwestern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth on Feb. 3. They placed third in the contest with Layne Mustian placing fifth overall individually. Texas Tech University won the contest by 56 points. Kansas State University came in second. The aggies again places third… Read More →

Meat Judging Team completes successful semester

Writer: Dr. Leslie Frenzel Members of the 2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team recently completed their intercollegiate meat judging careers. This is a proud moment for each of them because they have dedicated their hearts and souls to competing on a national stage to represent themselves and Texas A&M University for a demanding 15 months. While balancing their academics, practice, family, and social lives, the team was tenacious enough to finish an extremely successful competitive year as only one of three teams to finish in the top… Read More →

Department of Animal Science introducing new judging team

By: Dr. Courtney Daigle In November, the Department of Animal Science sent the first Animal Welfare Judging Team to compete in the 17th Annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest at Iowa State University.  Over 250 graduate, undergraduate, and veterinary students from 18 universities across the US and Canada evaluated the welfare of farmed fish, meat rabbits, racing greyhounds, and finisher pigs.  This year’s undergraduate team placed 8th and was coached by graduate student, Rachel Park and advised by Dr. Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare. … Read More →

Stock Horse Team completes successful semester

Writer: Morgan Moreno The Texas A&M Stock Horse Team competed at three major events this fall, claiming many awards in addition to giving back to the community. In September, the team won the title of Champion Collegiate Team at the Stock Horse of Texas show in Bryan. On October, the team competed at the Stock Horse of Texas World Championship Show in Abilene. Texas A&M was the 3rd Place All-Around Collegiate Team in the Division I category. Courtlyn Ranly claimed the Novice World Championship aboard TAMU Pop A… Read More →

Aggies named champions at Bryan Stock Horse of Texas show

By: Morgan Moreno Aggies win first stock horse competition of the season On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team competed in their first show of the 2017-2018 school year. The Aggies took top honors as the Division I High Point Team over Texas Tech University. Senior captains, Lane Birkenfeld and Lisa Jordan, excelled in the non-pro division, finishing as second and third place all-around, respectively. Birkenfeld won three out of four classes, taking top honors in reining, stock horse pleasure, and trail. Jordan claimed individual… Read More →

Meat judging team wins international contest

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team was privileged to be the only judging team from the United States invited to compete in the 2017 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia on July 3-9, 2017. The students representing Texas A&M University were Dax Dittrich, Luke Fox, Jenna Hunt, Kelsey Landrum and Maggie Madden, accompanied by Dr. Leslie Frenzel, meat judging coordinator, and Micki Gooch, assistant meat judging coach. Of the fourteen universities competing, ten were from Australia and… Read More →

Meat Judging team selected to travel to Australian contest

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meats Judging Team is honored to have been invited to attend the 2017 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in New South Wales, Australia. The team consists of dedicated and talented students interested in competition and excited to represent the Department of Animal Science and the United States. The selected team traveling to Australia will consist of Luke Fox, Maggie Madden, Dax Dittrich, Jenna Hunt, and Kelsey Landrum. These five students will be accompanied by the program coordinator, Dr. Leslie Frenzel,… Read More →