Tag Archives: Tom Welsh

Beefing Up Cattle

By Ashli Villarreal Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences professor Tom Welsh’s research focuses on how Brahman cattle respond to stress will impact both the health of the animal and the health of the industry. By Ashli Villarreal, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Many American beef producers raise Angus-dominated herds, but as worldwide temperatures increase, there will be an increased need for tropically adapted animals. Brahman cattle do well in hot, humid climates, but they are often criticized for… Read More →

AgriLife Research to study prenatal stress impacts in cattle

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron Randel, 903-834-6191, ron.randel@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Ron Randel, AgriLife Research physiologist, said the three-year grant will finance research focused on the “effect of prenatal stress on DNA methylation and correspondence with gene expression in cattle” at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in… Read More →

5 tips to keep your cattle safe in the summer heat

As sizzling summer temperatures settle in, do these five things to ward off heat stress in your herd. Writer: Amanda Radke, BEEF Daily In my neck of the woods, the wind, heat and lack of rain are creating the perfect storm for a drought. Folks further west of our ranch are already selling pairs as they run short of pasture and feed. Summer is in full swing, and as the temperatures reach scorching heights, it’s time to start thinking about ways to keep the cowherd safe and comfortable…. Read More →