Department Updates

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 →

National Beef Quality Audit — 2005

July 6th, 2023

Final Report Of The National Beef Quality Audit—2005: A New Benchmark For The U.S. Beef Industry Gary C. Smith, J.W. Savell, J.B. Morgan and T.E. LawrenceColorado State University (Fort Collins, CO); Texas A&M University (College Station, TX);Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK); West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX)  Summary “In truth, it is the value of… Read More →

November Competitive Teams Results

November 21st, 2022

Congratulations to our judging teams on successful contests this month. We are excited that the department is once again home to a National Championship Meat Judging Team. Read below for the full results from this month’s contests. Animal Welfare Judging Team The Animal Welfare Judging Team had a successful and exciting competition at the 22nd… Read More →

October Competitive Teams Results

November 3rd, 2022

Department of Animal Science competitive teams have been busy this fall semester, claiming championships and other accolades at various contests and growing their student experience as part of these high-impact learning opportunities. Below are the latest updates from the Animal Welfare Judging Team, Horse Judging Team, Livestock Judging Team, Meat Judging Team, Ranch Horse Team,… Read More →

2022 US Dairy Education Training Consortium

August 30th, 2022

Recently, 19 Department of Animal Science students completed a 6-week course in Dairy Management, held in Clovis, New Mexico. They were part of the 50 students that attended the 14th US Dairy Education and Training Consortium from a total of 13 universities. The program, started in 2008, provides students an overview of the many facets… Read More →

2022 Texas State 4-H Horse Show dedicated to Doug Householder, Ph.D.

July 15th, 2022

Dr. Householder served the department as an extension horse specialist for 30 years.  His influence allowed programs such as the Summer Horsemanship Schools and the State 4-H Horse Show, among many others, to grow and thrive.  Doug had a tremendous impact on the horse industry as a whole and he is truly missed.  In honor… Read More →

Aggie Named President And CEO Of Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo

February 11th, 2021

Chris Boleman, who has three degrees from Texas A&M, is the leader of the largest event of its kind in the world. A Bryan native and Texas A&M University alumnus was recently named the head of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Chris Boleman ’96, a former Texas A&M AgriLife professor, also earned a master’s… Read More →

Minerals Matter | Impact on cow reproduction

December 21st, 2020

Trace mineral supplementation not only increases reproduction efficiency, if supplied during gestation, it is showing results of heavier animals at weaning. The female is the factory on the ranch. She is responsible for raising a calf year after year, but this is not possible if she isn’t in proper nutritional health. “The impact of mineral… Read More →

Prime rib – it’s what’s for Christmas dinner!

December 21st, 2020

Nothing quite says Merry Christmas in Texas like a prime rib served as the main dish of your Christmas meal! When it comes time to prepare your prime rib this holiday season, be sure to reference Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Path to the Plate’s tips and tricks to ensure that the meat is cooked… Read More →

Ground beef offered at The 12th Can Food Pantry through Cactus Cares

December 21st, 2020

Texas A&M’s Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center provides link between donation, need By Kay Ledbetter 806-677-5608 | A unique partnership on the Texas A&M University campus is “beefing up” protein offerings at the campus food bank to ensure no student, staff or faculty member has to study or work on an empty stomach…. Read More →