Tag Archives: swine

State makes top 10 in various agricultural areas

BY JOE PASCHAL Recently I was asked to participate in an educational program initiated by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension called “Path to the Plate.” The purpose is to educate our consumers about agricultural products – fibers, grains, vegetables and animal proteins, about where their food comes from and how it is produced. It might seem that most folks should already know where their food comes from but unfortunately most do not. Not only do they not know where it comes from, they have no idea of the value… Read More →

AMSA announces 2016 Texas A&M Pork 101 course

Writer: Michael Fielding, mfielding@meatingplace.com Contact: Deidrea Mabry, dmabry@meatscience.org The 2016 Texas A&M University Pork 101 course will be held June 1-3 in College Station, Texas.  Hosted by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) in cooperation with the National Pork Board, the course will include live hog grading; lean value pricing; fresh sausage production; value addition; and curing. Attendees will participate in the selection, evaluation and fabrication of their pork carcasses. They’ll also learn the importance of hog handling, grading and food safety. The course concludes with the attendees… Read More →

Youth exhibitors compete in Aggieland shows

COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science welcomed hundreds of youth exhibitors and their animals to Aggieland on Aug. 1-2 for several friendly competitions in the show ring. The Saddle & Sirloin Club hosted their annual Steer, Heifer and Pig Futurities; the Livestock Judging Team hosted the Steer and Heifer Extravaganza; and the Lamb Futurity Boosters hosted the Aggieland Traditions Lamb Show. Faculty, staff and students coordinated and worked at the events. Saddle & Sirloin Steer, Heifer and Pig Shows Entries: 178 steers, 95 pigs and 112… Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Chad Paulk

Writer: Maggie Tucker Unlike many people involved in agriculture today, Chad Paulk did not grow up in the agricultural industry. It was during his sophomore year at the University of Georgia that he discovered his passion for animal science. The summer before his senior year, he assisted swine nutrition graduate students with a research project. The project’s objective was to determine the optimal amount of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to include in nursery pig diets. During that summer corn prices hit record highs, increasing diet costs…. Read More →