2020-2021 Judging Team Results

Livestock Judging The Texas A&M Livestock Judging team had a dominant spring, winning both the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City (replacement for the National Western) and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is the first A&M team since 2012 to have won both major spring contests, and only the fourth team total in the past fifteen years to do so. The team also won the Griswold Classic and finished 2nd, 2nd and 4th at The Patriot, Dixie Nationals and San Antonio, respectively. “The team had a fantastic spring, highlighted… Read More →

Celebrating Department of Animal Science undergraduate student excellence

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas A&M activities, community involvement, professional and civic activities, internships and employment, awards, honors and undergraduate research activities and publications. Each department in the College nominates students and the college scholarship committee makes the final selection of the recipients. The following students in the Department of Animal Science were… Read More →

Animal science faculty honored at Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards

Dean's Outstanding Achievement Awards

Virtual ceremony for Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards, tenure, promotion The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated faculty member career milestones and honored recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards and Association of Former Students awards on April 29 in a virtual ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “Not only are we recognizing excellence in teaching, research and service, but we are recognizing how that… Read More →

Department of Animal Science named American Brahman Breeders Association friends of the year

Dr. Cliff Lamb accepting an award

The ABBA 2021 Friend of the Year Award was given to Texas A&M University’s Animal Science Department during the ABBA Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s meeting was held in conjunction with The International Open Breeding Cattle Show in Waco, Texas. “Since the beginning, Texas A&M’s Animal Science Department has understood the importance of Brahman and Brahman-influenced genetics in the South’s cattle operations,” Performance Committee chairman Milton Charanza said. “From Dr. Sanders’ work at McGregor Station to Dr. Randall’s work in Overton along with many other researchers, they have… Read More →

Dairy Challenge Team places second at recent contest

dairy challenge team members

The 2021 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest was held virtually March 3-5. Students received contest data and participated in virtual farm tours on Wednesday and presented their findings to the judges on Friday. The Department of Animal Science team, consisting of five students, placed second in the contest. The team will go on to compete virtually at the national contest in April. Team members are Christopher Childress, junior; Wyatt Harlan, sophomore; Lindsey Heywood, senior; Paige Howard, senior; and Natalie Koke, senior. Dr. Sushil Paudyal, instructional assistant professor, serves… Read More →

Equine Reproductive Management Short Course goes virtual for 2021

mare ultrasound

By Dr. Chelsie Huseman The Texas A&M AgriLife Equine Reproductive Management Short Course took place January 6-8, 2021 and was conducted virtually for the first time in its history. Participants joined live online courses to see demonstrations first hand and interact in real time with reproductive management experts. “We pride ourselves on offering an in-depth hands-on learning experience for participants, so to take this course virtual this year meant we had to work extra hard to provide individuals the tools and skills necessary to proficiently manage their breeding… Read More →

J. Gill, Canon receive Vice Chancellor Awards in Excellence

Vice Chancellor's Awards in Excellence

Vice Chancellor’s Awards recognize Texas A&M AgriLife personnel Recipients honored for outstanding excellence Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff were honored Jan. 14 during the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence ceremony, which followed the annual State of AgriLife Address, both held virtually this year. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and celebrate the contributions and achievements of faculty, students and staff members. Recipients represent personnel in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M… Read More →

Registration Now Open for 2021-2022 SowBridge Educational Series

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — SowBridge, the distance educational series for those who work with sows, boars and piglets, and with genetic and reproductive issues, begins its next program year in February 2021, and registration is now underway. This opportunity pairs electronically provided materials with live presentations via teleconference. Suggestions from past participants help with planning the next year’s topics and speakers, and maintain the program’s value, according to Jeff Wiegert, Texas A&M University animal science assistant professor and AgriLife Extension swine specialist. “Each year we ask participants for… Read More →

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

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 thoroughly and properly. With beef production being the largest sector of the agriculture industry in Texas, it is both fitting and appropriate that prime rib act as the centerpiece of the Christmas meal…. Read More →

Equine reproductive short course set Jan. 6-8

Focus on efficient methods to incorporate into breeding programs By Kay Ledbetter 806-677-5608 | skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu The Texas A&M Equine Reproductive Management Short Course for 2021 is going virtual. Live demonstrations and site visits to equine reproductive facilities in Texas will be the focus of the Jan. 6-8 course. This course is designed for horse owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs, said Chelsie Huseman, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist in the Department of Animal Science, Bryan-College Station…. Read More →