The Prime Cut

Bob McClaren knows potential when he sees it. The former president of business operations for the Houston Astros and one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of downtown Houston now sees great possibilities for Texas A&M University's new International Beef Cattle Academy (IBCA). That's why McClaren, who currently serves as president and chief executive officer of 44 Farms, made a lead gift of $250,000 to establish the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy Endowment.


Judging Teams Successful at Spring Contests

The livestock, meats and wool judging teams have had a busy and successful semester so far, that looks to continue.


Intro & Beyond HACCP Courses Announced

The 2019 dates for  Introductory HACCP Course  and  Beyond Basics: HACCP Plan Improvement Workshop  have been set.


AgriLife Seeks to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

TAMU researchers are testing new technologies at a feedlot to find ways to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock. 

2019 Equine Reproductive Management Short Course

The Texas A&M AgriLife Equine Reproductive Management Short Course took place in College Station in January providing  in depth hands-on learning and one-on-one instruction

Charles & Carolyn Brown Fixtures in Education and Agriculture

TAMU ANSC has established the Charles Brown Endowed Fellowship, a fellowship designed to support graduate students and research projects in the beef cattle industry. 


Ready or Not, Here Comes Cultured Meat

No matter whether you view cultured meat as the next big thing in food or a troubling way to render traditional protein useless, you might soon be viewing it on the menu.


Rethinking a Twice-A-Year Habit

"I'm a proponent of fecal testing before deworming, if possible," Dr. Tom Hairgrove stresses. "Find out what to deworm for and when. The days of treating everything because the grandkids are here that weekend to help work cattle has to change."


Stretching Limited Hay Supplies

It seems counterintuitive that you might need to consider a strategy to stretch your hay supply this winter considering all the moisture we have had recently, but a lot of hay was fed early this past summer and not much made since then.


Winter for Sheep and Goat Producers

For range operations that lamb or kid in the spring, winter can be a slow time of the year. I 
encourage operations to consider testing for pregnancy status 
via ultrasound and/or 
body condition 
scoring females. 

7 Things Every Small Cattle Producer Should Know

There are some important things all of us need to remember in this business. Size is relative in Texas. According to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture, the most recent survey, almost half of the state's cowherd is in herds of 100 head or more, but they represent less than 10 percent of farms and ranches. The 90 percent of us own the other half of the cows.

AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Experts to Discuss Production

From fence laws to utilizing 
new technologies to manage beef 
cattle  herds, Texas A&M AgriLife experts will share the latest at the 
2019 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers  Association Convention 
scheduled for March 29-31 in 
Fort Worth at the Fort Worth 
Convention Center.

Student Highlight

Veterinary Students Earn Full Army Scholarships

Two students from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), one a former animal science student, have been awarded the U.S. Army's Health Professional Scholarship, each receiving more than $200,000 to be used to fund their remaining years as CVM students.

Texas A&M University | Department of Animal Science | College Station, Texas