Tag Archives: Event

FAO Representative visits ANSC

Dr. Harinder Makkar recently visited the Department of Animal Science to spend time with faculty and students. Dr. Makkar is an Animal Production Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Animal Production and Health Division in Rome since 2010. Before joining FAO he was Mercator Professor at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He has published over 300 research papers and has over 16000 citations. He obtained PhD from University of Nottingham, U.K. and Dr. Habilitation from University of Hohenheim. He has… Read More →

Cattle producers can expect more volatility, supply fluctuations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Paschal, 361-265-9203, joe.pashcal@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ron Gill, 979-845-3579, r-gill1@tamu.edu Dr. Cliff Lamb, 979-845-1543, gclamb@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Volatility in the cattle market recently is a result of large supplies of beef and speculative investment in agricultural commodities, according to experts at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association convention in San Antonio. The overall message was cattle producers should brace for continued swings in prices as beef cycles through the supply chain. “Obviously we’ve got a lot of meat to work through,”… Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife sets inaugural Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day May 10 at Menard

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-657-47324, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu MENARD – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct their first Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day on May 10 at Menard. “To my knowledge, this will be the first program devoted strictly to livestock guardian dogs that our sister agencies, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, have conducted anywhere,” said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. “Both agencies… Read More →

Bush Library Legacy of Ranching exhibit features Texas’ legendary ranches

Texas A&M Department of Animal Science history on display Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Legacy of Ranching, a comprehensive exhibit covering some of Texas’ most historic ranching operations and featuring a historical perspective of the Texas A&M University animal science department, is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through Jan. 7. The exhibit showcases the rich history of beef cattle production in Texas, which contributes $11 billion annually to the state’s economy and is the second-leading commodity behind oil and… Read More →

“The Legacy of Ranching” exhibit opens at George Bush Presidential Library

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) – Ranching played a crucial part in the history of Texas and continues to shape the state today. There’s a new exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library that celebrates the legacy of ranching. There are opportunities to learn about the legendary King Ranch, the history of branding, and more. “There’s also hides of different animals that are here and they can feel them and they get to guess which one it is. There’s interactive media as well, like a barbecue exhibit section there… Read More →

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 2-3 in College Station

Production systems, nutrition, fabrication methods to be featured Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Ron Gill, 845-3579, rgill@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Consumer interest and demand for grass-fed beef continues, and beef producers can learn more about this aspect of production from pasture to plate during a May 2-3 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers. “This comprehensive… Read More →

Plans for third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo underway

Tentative August 18-19 dates set for statewide event Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on  strong feedback from planners and participants of the Aug. 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman. Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo, said a recent planning committee meeting confirmed the momentum remains high behind conducting a third such top-tier program. “AgriLife Extension’s Texas… Read More →

AgriLife sheep shearing and wool classing schools set Jan. 3-5 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ronald Pope, 325-653-4576, Ronald.Pope@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two wool production educational schools Jan. 3-5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. “We are very excited to be hosting the Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing and Classing Schools again this year,” said Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. “These sessions are designed to train the next… Read More →

Southwest Dairy Days offers a look at new technology, management strategies

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu DALHART – The recent Southwest Dairy Day gave dairy producers a glimpse at new technology and latest best-practices designed to provide better care for their animals and better products for consumers, said Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension dairy specialist from Dallas. Southwest Dairy Days gives the dairy industry a chance to come together to see some advances and new technologies being used in the industry around the region and state to advance genetics, environmental protection,… Read More →

ISAG conference returns to the US after 16 years

Dr. Clare Gill, professor of animal genomics, hosted the 35th conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 23- 27, 2016.  It was the first time in 16 years that ISAG was held in the US, with almost 600 delegates from 47 countries in attendance.  Sharing the latest developments in creating and applying community genetic and genomic tools and resources to aid advancements in the productivity, health and well being of commodity species (i.e., cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, poultry and aquaculture) and companion animals… Read More →