THOUSANDS ACROSS NATION ATTEND A&M'S ANNUAL BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE
More than 2,300 agriculture producers and ranchers from across the United States and beyond descended upon College Station in early August for the annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course.
NEWSMAKERS
THE SEARCH FOR STOCKMEN
The future of food is in our hands, but do we have enough hands to help feed the world?
Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare at TAMU, shares ideas on the narrowing supply of quality stockmen and how cattlemen might find more top hands.
KOO JOINS ANSC, TVMDL FACULTY
Dr. Sunwoo Koo joined
the faculty as an assistant professor for research in August 2019 and holds a
joint appointment with the Department of Animal
Science & the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical
Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station.
BACKSTORY FODDER FOR FUTURE
Jeff Wiegert doesn’t want to be the poster child for where swine specialists can originate, but he does feel that his backstory has some merit in being shared.
He is just a couple months into a new position at TAMU as an assistant professor and swine Extension specialist.
TEACHING ANIMAL SCIENCE THROUGH INTERACTIVE GAMING
After attending a cattle handling workshop, ANSC undergraduate student, Nicholas Free, began thinking about how he could help people visualize the concepts without having hands on experience.
65TH BCSC WRAPPED IN
COLLEGE STATION
The 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University featured a full slate of educational presentations and discussions focused on the beef cattle industry.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
TEXAS FFA HONORS GRIFFIN AND RILEY WITH
HONORARY LONE STAR DEGREE
Dr. Davey Griffin & Ray Riley were awarded honorary lone star
degrees by the Texas FFA Association at their annual convention, held in
Fort Worth on July 15-19, 2019. 
HOOFBEATS
STATE 4-H HORSE SHOW WRAPS UP 57TH YEAR
The 57th Annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show, the capstone event for the
4-H Horse Project, was hosted in Bryan, Texas,
at the Brazos County Expo Complex, July 20th – 27th. Over 325 youth from around the state showcased their horses in 40+ classes across multiple disciplines.
SECOND ANNUAL INTL. HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC
Texas A&M International Horsemanship took to the international road
again this summer.
Dr. Jessica Leatherwood and Dr. Chelsie Huseman, along with three undergraduate students, traveled to Slovenia and Italy to conduct horsemanship clinics for both youth and adults.
RANCH HORSE PROGRAM HELD DURING BCSC
The 2nd Annual TAMU Ranch Horse Program was held on Sunday August 4th in conjunction with the TAMU BCSC. The event was hosted at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex through the joint efforts of TAMU AgriLife Extension, TAMU Equine Initiative and TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine.
YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN 13TH ANNUAL
HORSE JUDGING CAMPS
This year marked the 13th consecutive summer for TAMU to offer
youth horse judging camps. Two camps were offered at the Thomas G. Hildebrand
Equine Complex and over 70 campers from Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and
California attended.
PRODUCER'S CORNER
NITRATE TOXICITY BECOMES FACTOR DURING HOT, DRY CONDITIONS
When the rain stops, the heat persists and the plants start to stress, nitrate toxicity concern starts to creep to the surface. This is primarily a concern with ruminant animals.
ANTHRAX A GROWING CONCERN AS
TVMDL CONFIRMS 20TH CASE
Anthrax continues to be a growing concern in Texas, especially through the “anthrax triangle” region, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
ANNUAL AGRILIFE RESEARCH & EXTENSION SHEEP & GOAT EVENTS
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, Texas, held their annual sheep and goats event recently, attracting over 300 participants.
TODAY'S YOUTH TRAIN TO BECOME TOMORROW'S
BEEF CATTLE PRODUCERS
The youth track for the 2019 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, held recently in College Station, gave real-world experience, hours of education and a beef quality assurance certification to 30 youth interested in expanding their beef cattle knowledge
FROM THE ARCHIVES
COW WITH BETTER BODY CONDITION HAS STRONGER CALVING PROCESS
Under normal grazing conditions, cattle carrying more body fat are more efficient because they are more adapted to their environment, which in turn, makes them more fertile and productive.
HORN FLIES CAN DAMAGE
CATTLE SKIN, NEED TO BE CONTROLLED
Horn flies puncture the skin to suck blood and usually are found on parts of the cow’s body not easily reached by the head or tail. Horn fly bites can cause extensive hide damage.
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