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Jim Sanders

Sanders, Jim
Jim Sanders
Senior Professor, Animal Breeding & Genetics
Room 432 Kleberg
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Texas A&M University
Graduate Education
M.S., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University
2022 Honorary Member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club
2012 College of Agriculture Student Council Honor Professor Award
2009 ASAS Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics Research
2009 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Team Research
2001 Beefmaster Breeders United Commitment to Excellence Award
1997 Texas Brahman Association BeefBooster of the Year Award
1997 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Team Research
1991 University-level Association of Former Students’ Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching
Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Teaching Award for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1989
1987 American Brahman Breeders Association Friend of the Year Award
1982 Alpha Gamma Rho Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. Jim Sanders is a professor in the animal breeding and genetics section in the Department of Animal Science. He received his B.S., M.S. and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Sanders teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in animal breeding and conducts research in beef cattle genetics and breeding. His research has included systems analysis of beef cattle production, comparisons of cattle breeds for birth, growth, carcass and cow productivity traits, evaluation of genetic change within cattle breeds, evaluation of hybrid vigor retention in Bos indicus/Bos taurus crossbred cattle, identification of genes with major effects on birth, growth, carcass, disposition, and cow productivity traits in beef cattle, and genetic history of the Brahman breed.

Dr. Sanders has traveled and made presentations, observed livestock production and/or judged cattle shows in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, St. Croix, Mexico, Belize, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Canada, Australia, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Thailand. He has coached a national champion 4-H Livestock Judging Team and a national champion Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Team. He has judged numerous livestock shows in Texas and twelve other states and ten foreign countries.