Texas A&M University International Beef Academy to debut

New, online certificate program will teach the latest in beef production and industry practices.


Goals established for Texas A&M animal science beef programs

Dr. Cliff Lamb hopes to tap into scientists and specialists within the department and both Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to find new innovations to help Texas' beef cattle producers minimize production and economic risks.


Texas Horse Help App by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horse Program

The Texas Horse Help App is the latest step made by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horse Program and Dr. Jennifer Zoller, Extension horse specialist, to foster connections in the Texas equine industry and encourage education for all of its members by providing a unique outlet.


Panel highlights importance of dairy workforce training, documentation

 After a number of U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, audits of dairies in New Mexico and Texas last year, Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist in Dallas, said the industry is working to help dairies get laborers properly documented. 

Texas A&M International Horsemanship

The TAMU International Horsemanship Program was developed to provide a means for students to learn about the scope of other horse industries and cultures. 


Texas milk production goes west over the past 30 years

It's likely Texas will become a top-five milk producing state in the nation this year, but where that milk is produced shifted dramatically over the past four decades.


Horsemen's Association hosts national collegiate convention

 The Texas A&M University Horsemen's Association hosted the 2018 American Collegiate Horsemen's Association National Convention  March 8-11. 


With a proliferation of feral hogs in Texas, control measures such as trapping and hunting can yield the rewards of good table fare. However, feral hogs can carry  parasites, such as hookworms, and experts advise to use safe cooking practices before consuming the meat.


For the fifth year, Dr. Martha Vogelsang, senior lecturer in equine science, has coordinated an "Equestrian Experience" for engineering students from Texas A&M Qatar participating in the Spring Leadership Exchange sponsored by the Department of Student Activities. 


Gill receives Beef Quality Assurance Award

Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, recently received the National Beef Quality Assurance 2018 Educator Award.


Equine expert, Dr. Jim Heird elected President of AQHA

Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jim Heird, an internationally-renowned equine expert, is the new president of the American Quarter Horse Association after five decades of dedication to the organization.


Mohammad receives Grand Challenges award

Zahra Mohammad, a graduate student studying under Dr. Alejandro Castillo, associate professor of meat science in the Department of Animal Science, recently received a 2018 Grand Innovation Challenge Award.


Porl 101 to be held at Texas A&M University in May

Pork 101 in a three day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry.


Meat science presentation at Aggie Mom Camp

Meat Science faculty and undergraduate students, gave a presentation and demonstration about the Meat Science program to the Aggie Mom Camp in February.

Aging meat at home

While there have been several scientific and review articles about dry aging over the past two decades, dry aging is still considered more of an art form where parameters have been developed mostly through trial and error rather than scientific or technical methods.


Grad students provide leadership to Beef 101

Beef 101 began in 1989 and hundreds of graduate students have worked with Beef 101 over all of these years, and their leadership  is so appreciated by the participants and the Texas A&M University faculty and staff.


A current student 


A current student

Jessica Kuyawa


A Faculty Member

Dr. Andy Herring


Grass-fed beef conference set for May 31-June 1 at Texas A&M

Producers interested in learning more about grass-fed beef as well as potential marketing opportunities will receive in-depth instruction at a May 31-June 1 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station.


Beef influence on dairy cattle could improve marketing options, bottom line

Dairy owners might be able to add more to their bottom line if they introduce a beef bull into their breeding program for some of the producing cows in their herd, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. 


How to get the most out of your limited hay supply

With dry conditions, ranchers can only make good winter forage go so far without depending heavily on hay. But poor hay quality, storage and feeding practices can easily cut into an already tight profit potential.

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo sets performance-oriented sheep, goat sale

Plans are being made to conduct a second performance-oriented sheep and goat sale August 18, 2018, immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo in San Angelo, organizers said.


AgriLife Extension to offer Sheep Scanning Certification School April 10-11

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in conjunction with North Dakota State University and the National Sheep Improvement Program will conduct a Sheep Scanning Certification School April 10-11 in San Angelo.


Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors "Texas-style" sheep raising

More than 70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in San Antonio, including those from several U.S. states, Canada and Australia, got a firsthand look at sheep production in Texas.


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