‘Exciting times’ in the cattle business moving forward

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course features cattle market outlook, trends Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures in College Station reached 100 degrees during Monday’s opening general session of the 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, it could also accurately describe a red-hot cattle market the past two years. “These […]

Texas A&M entities helping understand, monitor Chagas disease

SAN ANTONIO – To keep both animals and humans protected from Chagas disease, Texas A&M University System entities have been studying the parasite-host-vector interaction at sites in South Central Texas. Chagas is the common name for a disease transmitted by insects and animals that can cause severe symptoms, even death, in humans. It is responsible […]

Mid-South Ruminant Conference will be in Grapevine Aug. 20-21

DALLAS – The Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held Aug. 20-21 at the Embassy Suites, 2401 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Presenters include experts from the American Feed Industry Association, Perdue AgriBusiness Animal Nutrition, Cornell University, Cumberland […]

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 […]