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Frank C. Litterst, Jr. ’43 Memorial Corps of Cadets Scholarship

  A Corps of Cadets Scholarship has been established in memory of Frank Litterst, Jr. ’43. A well-known and loved Aggie and World War II veteran, Mr. Litterst was an icon in the Department of Animal Science as well as the beef cattle industry and was a generous benefactor to many Aggie causes. Proceeds from the Litterst Scholarship will be awarded to Cadets who are studying and pursuing careers within the animal science industry. Click here for information on how you can contribute.

Texas A&M Equine Complex honors donors in grand style

Contact: Megan Palsa,, (979) 862-4216 or Cady Auckerman,, (979) 862-4384 COLLEGE STATION, TX – On Oct.12 more than 20 donors, who helped to make the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex a reality, were recognized for their support of this premier facility dedicated to equine research, education, teaching, and outreach. Representatives from the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Texas A&M Equine Initiative were on hand… Read More →

Thallman named Outstanding Alumni

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. R. Mark Thallman ’81, a graduate of the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award. The award was presented during the College’s Legacy and Leadership Banquet held Oct. 10 in College Station. Thallman earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science (1981), a master’s in animal breeding (1988), and a doctorate in genetics (1995), all from Texas A&M University. Renowned among peers in the field of animal breeding and genetics,… Read More →

Texas A&M Stock Horse Team wins reserve title

BRYAN — The Texas A&M University Stock Horse Team earned the reserve champion collegiate title at the Stock Horse of Texas Show held in Bryan on Sept. 26. The team is coached by animal science graduate student Michelle Glover and assistant coach Paige Linne. Texas A&M secured several individual honors and class wins to capture the reserve finish. Individual results are: Open/Non-Pro Division Kyla Kalinowski – All-Around Champion Limited Non-Pro Division                Morgan Moreno – 5 th place All-Around Haley Birkenfeld – 7th place All-Around Sarah Savage– 6th place… Read More →

Feedyard Foodie visits Aggieland

COLLEGE STATION — Anne Burkholder, also known as the Feedyard Foodie, and her daughter Megan visited Texas A&M and the Department of Animal Science this September to share her agriculture story and encourage others to do the same. Burkholder, a Nebraska feedyard operator and author of the Feedyard Foodie blog, is known for her consumer outreach and as an advocate for beef. In 2014 she was awarded the Beef Magazine’s Trailblazer Award and in 2013 was voted to Vance Publishing’s 40 under 40 in Agriculture. You can read… Read More →

Students explore agriculture in Argentina, Uruguay

Writer: Olivia Norton Thirty-four students in the College of Agriculture and life Sciences had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they explored the many aspects of agriculture in parts of Argentina and Uruguay as part of a study abroad program July 28-Aug. 4. The Argentina and Uruguay Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program, led by Department of Animal Science faculty Dr. Shawn Ramsey, professor, and Dr. Leslie Frenzel, instructional assistant professor and undergraduate academic advisor, offered students a complete educational experience including tours of notable… Read More →

Congratulations to our August 2015 graduates

COLLEGE STATION — The Department of Animal Science congratulates its students who graduated from Texas A&M University on Aug. 14, 2015 with degrees in animal science and physiology of reproduction. This includes 21 undergraduate students earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science and the following students completing graduate studies: Doctorate in animal science Leslie Frenzel Dissertation – “Using High-Pressue Processing as a Possible Tenderization Process for Foodservice Top Sirloin Steaks” Co-chairs – Drs. Jeff Savell and Kerri Gehring Ashley Keith Dissertation – “Consequences of Maternal Nutrient Restriction on… Read More →

Back-to-back sheep, goat events offer unique educational opportunity

San Angelo events set Aug. 28-29 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – “Something for everybody interested in sheep and goat production” best describes dual educational events slated for Aug. 28-29 in San Angelo, organizers said. “Committees planning both events have been tasked with providing information specific to the main trends we are seeing occur in today’s sheep and goat industry,” said Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo and a coordinator for both events. The… Read More →

Youth exhibitors compete in Aggieland shows

COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science welcomed hundreds of youth exhibitors and their animals to Aggieland on Aug. 1-2 for several friendly competitions in the show ring. The Saddle & Sirloin Club hosted their annual Steer, Heifer and Pig Futurities; the Livestock Judging Team hosted the Steer and Heifer Extravaganza; and the Lamb Futurity Boosters hosted the Aggieland Traditions Lamb Show. Faculty, staff and students coordinated and worked at the events. Saddle & Sirloin Steer, Heifer and Pig Shows Entries: 178 steers, 95 pigs and 112… Read More →

Former Student Profile: Bryan Bracewell

Writer: Maggie Tucker 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 has been open since 1882. Now owner and CEO of Southside Market & Barbeque, Bryan has done most, if not all, of the various jobs associated with owning the family business, starting as… Read More →