Today, the Texas A&M Beef Center is a public and academic nucleus for the interpretation and dissemination of information on all aspects of ranching and the beef cattle industry.
The Center provides a facility for public meetings and industry events. Center personnel have the expertise to identify and address critical needs of the beef cattle industry, while increasing communication among all Texas A&M University System faculty and staff involved in beef.
Pictured above, left to right, first photo: The first photo shows Bonny Anxiety 10th, the Grand Champion Steer of the American Royal Stock Show in 1927. This Hereford steer was bred, owned and exhibited by the Texas A&M College. As shown in the photo, Anxiety 10th sold to Mauer Bros of Kansas City for $1.09 per pound. This historical photo is on display in a classroom of the Kleberg Center.
Pictured above, left to right, second photo: This photo was taken in 1975 for the Saddle and Sirloin Yearbook. Pictured left to right are Dr. H.O. Kunkel and Dr. L.S. Pope, along with undergraduate students, Billy Lloyd, Saddle and Sirloin vice president and Joe Behrens, Saddle & Sirloin president.
Pictured above, left to right, last photo: This photo was taken in the 1970s, while the TAMU Beef Center was at it’s former location on the west campus of Texas A&M University. As you can see, Kyle Field, the Aggie football field was within walking distance from the beef center. Students are shown here at a livestock judging team practice at the Beef Center.
As a component of the O.D. Butler, Jr. Animal Science Complex, the Texas A&M Beef Center ensures that Texas A&M and the Department of Animal Science maintains an active leadership role in the beef cattle industry. Major benefits include the following: As a component of the O.D. Butler, Jr. Animal Science Complex, the Texas A&M Beef Center ensures that Texas A&M and the Department of Animal Science maintains an active leadership role in the beef cattle industry. Major benefits include the following:
- Provides up-to-date facilities to teach student the basics of modern livestock management
- Increasing numbers of students from urban backgrounds have little or no contact with stock animals before entering the Animal Science program. The Center provides student access to beef cattle and demonstrate humane stock care
- Expands research opportunities
- Support for faculty research activities is critical for Texas A&M to maintain the lead in animal science programs. The Texas A&M Beef Center provides a modern, efficient facility for research activities. It serves as the focus for a community of diverse faculty scholars with an interest in beef. The Center integrates already strong programs in beef and ranching, enhances scientific excellence, and promotes facutly development
- Improves Texas’ competitiveness
- Experts at the Center will speed the development and implementation of technologies to reduce beef production costs
- Expand Extension and public service programs for the industry. The external function of the Texas A&M Beef Center can not be overstated. The public image presented by the Center is critical to ensuring personal involvement and contributions from the private sector. The Center will maintain a high profile through regular public meetings, industry organization programs, and adult education seminars
Texas A&M University Beef Center
7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway (Hwy 60)
College Station, Texas 77845
(979) 862-4736 (office)