Study: Economic challenges persist for cattle producers looking to expand herds

High cattle prices, availability of replacement cows persist Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas cattle producers looking to restock herds may choose to examine all options as financial dynamics have changed due to historic high cattle prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. A recent Financial and Risk Management Assistance […]

Poultry ‘enzyme cocktail’ saves more than just chicken feed

Better feed efficiency also means fewer environmental concerns from chicken litter Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jason Lee compares the enzyme additives he’s testing in chicken broiler feed to the probiotics now commonly added to human food, such as yogurt. Like probiotics, the enzymes he’s testing improve digestibility of the food […]

Texas A&M animal science presents alumni awards, introduces hall of fame

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University department of animal science recognized three former students with alumni awards and introduced the Animal Science Hall of Fame at an awards banquet recently at the AgriLife Center College Station. Rachel Cutrer was presented the department of animal science’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. […]

Aggie Processed Meat School scheduled April 25-26

Contacts: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A workshop on making processed meat products is scheduled for April 25-26 on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the department of animal science, the Aggie Processed Meat school will engage […]

Gill joins animal science department at Texas A&M University

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jason Gill has joined the faculty in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University. Gill will conduct research on the biology and application of bacteriophages, a group of viruses that preys exclusively on bacteria. “We are pleased to welcome […]

Satterfield receives 2013 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Research Award

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carey Satterfield, an assistant professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in Research Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science. Satterfield’s research specializes in reproductive physiology, nutrition and […]

Livestock Judging Clinic scheduled for March 23 at Texas A&M

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H and FFA youth and agricultural leaders interested in acquiring livestock evaluation skills can attend a judging clinic scheduled March 23 at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to coordinators. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. at Pearce […]

Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team wins at Fort Worth

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Writer: Victoria Pilger FORT WORTH — The Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team won first place at the recently held 2013 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show at Fort Worth. Texas A&M won high team in reasons, beef cattle, swine and horses to tie Texas Tech University with 4,685 out […]

U.S. cowherd continued to shrink in 2012

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – U.S. cattle numbers continue to shrink and Texas is no exception as the Lone Star State has experienced a 22 percent decline over the past three years, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock specialist. “Continued drought in 2012 […]

Beef producers learn finer points of bull selection at workshop

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  COLLEGE STATION – Purchasing a bull can be a difficult and sometimes expensive proposition for a beef cattle producer. However, ranchers got an inside look at how to overcome some of these challenges at a recent workshop held in College Station by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “We have […]