Meat Judging Team Wins International Contest

The 2017 Meat Judging team brought home top honors from the
Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in New South Wales, Australia on July 3-9. The team was the only team from the United States invited to compete.


Graduate Students Speak to Polish Beef Producers

Three doctoral students, under the direction of Dr. Clare Gill and Dr. Andy Herring, made presentations in Radzicz, Poland on July 25, at the Karmowski Ranch.


State Makes Top 10 in Various Agricultural Areas

Fourteen percent of all Texans are in agriculture-related work. Family farms represent 98.6 percent of all farms in Texas, which is a little higher than the US average.


Texas A&M BCSC Attracts Record 2,200 Participants

A record 2,200 participants heard about potential export market opportunities and the outlook for cattle markets, as well as practical information for producers. 

55th Annual State 4-H Horse Show a Success

The 55th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show took place on July 23-29, in Abilene, Texas, which included new programs connecting youth and higher education and providing educational opportunities beyond exhibiting horses.


Dr. Gary Williams Named ASAS Fellow

Dr. Gary L. Williams is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award -Research Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.


2017 Center of the Plate Training held at TAMU 

The training  was held at the  Rosenthal Meat Center  on August 1-3. It is designed for purchasers and sellers of meat and poultry to better understand the nomenclature and cuts.


TAMP 31st Annual Convention held at TAMU

The Texas Association of Meat Processors held their annual convention in College Station, August 10-12. TAMP members are primarily the small meat plants and their associated suppliers.


National Beef Quality Audit

The NBQU is an extensive survey that assesses the beef industry's work to improve beef quality, focusing on advances that have been made on production issues that influence consumer demand for beef.

Papers Presented at 2017 ICoMST

Dr. Gordon Carstens, Dr. Rhonda Miller, Dr. Jeff Savell, Clay Eastwood and Hannah Laird participated in the 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, held in Cork, Ireland on August 13-18, 2017.



Reproduction and Mineral Nutrition

Is mineral nutrition the magic bullet for reproductive success in your beef operation? Some might have you believe the answer is yes. However, in reality, mineral nutrition is just a part of a good nutrition and management plan.


Body Condition Scoring of Cows

As far as technologies go, body condition scoring is one of the most useful and least expensive. It's not difficult and can be used to monitor supplementation and grazing management programs as well as potential to breed. 


Forage Quality Key After March Fires

Area ranchers headed into the winter months after March's wildfires need to keep three things in mind - precipitation, grazing history and forage quality, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, Dr. Ted McCollum.

Considerations for Your Pre-Breeding Vaccination Plan

There isn't an appropriate "cookie cutter" vaccination program. Your program must be developed with your risks and expectations in mind. Vaccines are tools that go into your herd health tool chest.

Selection Considerations to Improve Longevity

Longevity of both cows and bulls is influenced by a host of factors. The ability to wean an acceptable calf every year is the primary factor affecting longevity of cows in most operations.


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hurricane Resources

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has multiple resources available for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please see the links below for more information.

Donations needed for Hurricane Harvey Animal Supply Points

Donations are being accepted to support the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service / Texas Animal Health Commission Animal Supply Points.
They are looking for donations of the following types of resources:
  • Feed for Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Goats, Swine, Poultry, various other livestock species.
  • Pet food in certain locations
  • Hay for livestock consumption
  • Shaving and other bedding products
  • Livestock panels and gates for temporary holding facilities
  • Buckets, troughs, and other equipment for feeding and watering livestock
Please call this phone number to make a donation:(979) 845-7800

Thank you for your support.
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