Texas A&M AgriLife researchers investigate salmonella in Texas feedlots

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Matt Taylor, 979-862-7678, matthew.taylor@agnet.tamu.edu Dr. Jason Gill, 979-458-9286, jason.gill@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A study examining the presence of salmonella in beef cattle feedyards was the focus of a series of studies by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M […]

Water well training set for July 18 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Bastrop Bayou watershed area is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training July 18 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m.–noon at the Friends of the River Community Center at 20450 County Road 510-B. […]

Acuff appointed to national advisory committee

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety in College Station, has been appointed as a new member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. The appointment was made recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The national committee provides […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshops set for Beaumont, Conroe

COLLEGE STATION – Advanced metering infrastructure system trainings for water utilities are set for July 16 in Beaumont and July 17 in Conroe, said program coordinators. The Beaumont workshop will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1509 Aggie Drive. The Conroe workshop will be at the San Jacinto River Authority, 1577 […]

BeefSys database designed to prevent decades of research data being lost

Records includes data on beef, forage research from 1968 to 2015 Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – The 2002 movie “All About Schmidt” struck an all-too-familiar chord with Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, Overton, he said. In the movie, Warren Schmidt, played by Jack Nicholson, is an insurance statistician who has […]

AgriLife Research potato breeding field day set for July 30 near Springlake

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-845-3828, cmiller@ag.tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be July 30. The program is jointly hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and cooperator Bruce Barrett, owner of Barrett […]

Major sheep, goat events set Aug. 28-29 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Event organizers are urging producers to mark their calendars now so as not to miss two major upcoming sheep and goat industry educational opportunities slated for Aug. 28-29 at San Angelo. The first of the two is the annual Sheep and Goat […]

From drought to rust, Texas A&M wheat breeders prepare for the elements

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The wheat breeding program in Texas is very diverse, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists learn something every year from the changing environment. For the past four years, it was about drought; this year, with the moisture, […]

Water talks set for June 22-26 in the Devils River Basin

DEVILS RIVER — Anyone interested in water wells and septic systems in the Devils River Basin is invited to one of the Water Talks Workshops June 22-26 at various locations in the basin. These workshops are being offered through collaboration among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Well Owner Network, Nueces River Authority, Devils […]

AgriLife Research-led study examines dairy cow genetics for impact on fertility

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Pablo Pinedo, 806-677-5600, ppinedo@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Genetic selection in dairy cattle has long been used to help improve milk production and other traits that make dairy cattle more efficient, but attention to fertility hasn’t been a big part of the mix until recently. Texas A&M AgriLife Research is […]