ANSC Students Present at Summer Research Conferences

It’s been a busy summer for our undergraduate and graduate students in the department of animal science. Many students have traveled across the world presenting research at various industry conferences. Their work is preparing them for a future in teaching, research, Extension, livestock and dairy production, and in industries involving food technology, livestock products and livestock management. 75th Reciprocal Meat Conference June 12-15, 2022; Des Moines, Iowa Trent Schwartz (PhD Animal Science, Emphasis in Meat Science) Does more inherently tender beef need to be aged as long as… Read More →

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

doug householder with horse

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 of his contributions to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and specifically his support of the 4-H horse project, the 2022 Texas State 4-H Horse Show is being dedicated to his memory. Householder Obituary |… Read More →

Recognizing and Avoiding Heat Stress in Cattle

With the recent heat wave occurring across much of the country, it is important for producers to recognize heat stress in cattle. Here are some tips on recognizing and avoiding heat stress in cattle from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science. In warm weather, cattle should always have access to shade and water. Heat stress is more sever with high humidity. Cattle can tolerate higher temperatures with lower humidity. When moving or working cattle, check the forecast for the temperature and humidity of the… Read More →

Competitive Teams Update-July 2022

The competitive team program at Texas A&M University is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the nation. The program can be traced to the early 1900s with the first Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team, and has achieved more than 30 national championships. By competing on these teams, students acquire work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development, and critical thinking skills. Here’s a look at what some of our teams have been up to this summer. Rodeo Team The Texas Aggie Women’s Rodeo Team competed at the… Read More →

Dr. Ky G. Pohler Receives the Animal Industry Innovation Award from the American Society of Animal Science

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Dr. Ky G. Pohler is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Animal Industry Innovation Award, presented during the 2022 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Dr. Ky G. Pohler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Pregnancy and Developmental Programming Area of Excellence in the Department of Animal Science. He received a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Pohler’s research focuses on physiological and molecular mechanisms that control reproductive efficiency… Read More →

Katherine M. Halloran Receives the Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award from the American Society of Animal Science

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Katherine M. Halloran is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award, presented during the 2022 ASASCSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Katherine M. Halloran received her B.S. in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2015 and joined Dr. Fuller Bazer’s program in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University where she received the M.S. in Physiology of Reproduction in 2018 and is a Ph.D. candidate to graduate in 2022. Katherine’s research… Read More →

2022 Department of Animal Science Awards

Texas A&M University is built on six core values: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service. The Department of Animal Science is committed to developing these core values in current students who are training to become leaders in animal science and agriculture. In addition, the Department commends and honors its former students and friends who have led successful careers according to these same values. In 2012, the Department of Animal Science introduced an External Awards Program to celebrate outstanding alumni and non-alumni who have brought excellence, integrity,… Read More →

2022 Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course

The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course has been an annual AgriLife Extension event since its inception in the late 1970s.  Breeders, owners, and managers gather for three days to discuss breeding techniques and best management practices to improve efficiency and care. The challenges of 2021 led Extension Horse Specialists, Chelsie Huseman and Jennifer Zoller, to move the course to a virtual platform, resulting in a new on-demand online course housed at agrilifelearn.tamu.edu. Fortunately, the course was able to move forward with in-person attendance for 2022 allowing… Read More →

Dr. Alice P. Brandao Receives the Emerging Young Scholar Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science

January 2022 – Dr. Alice P. Brandao is the recipient of the 2022 Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science (SSASAS) Emerging Young Scholar Award, presented to her this week during the 2022 Southern Section Meeting held in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Alice Poggi Brandao received a B. Sc. in Veterinary Medicine from Sao Paulo State University in 2013. She also received MS degree in Animal Science from Sao Paulo State University in 2016, where her thesis focused on dairy cattle production and physiology. In 2021,… Read More →

Dr. Ky G. Pohler Receives the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science

January 2022 – Dr. Ky G. Pohler is the recipient of the 2022 Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science (SSASAS) Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award – Education, presented to him this week during the 2022 Southern Section Meeting held in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Ky Pohler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Pregnancy and Development Programming Area of Excellence in the Texas A&M University, Department of Animal Science. He received a B. S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, and a MS,… Read More →