Can dogs catch a whiff of bovine respiratory disease?
A Texas A&M AgriLife researcher is taking a page out of human disease research to see if dogs might be able to sniff out bovine respiratory disease, BRD, one of the largest health challenges for the feedlot cattle industry.
Courtney Daigle, Ph.D., an animal welfare specialist, and her doctoral student, Aiden Juge, are beginning the second round of training to determine if dogs can routinely and accurately detect BRD in cattle.
Animal science faculty and students were honored with Vice Chancellor's Awards
Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to Texas A&M AgriLife faculty, staff and graduate students from across the state at the Texas A&M AgriLife Connect ceremonies held Jan. 12 on the Texas A&M University campus.
The Department of Animal Science had four individuals/teams and their exceptional contributions recognized by the agency with Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence, the highest awards given by Texas A&M AgriLife.
Gill, Sheep and Goat Expo Team honored with Superior Service Awards
Camp Brisket recently held in College Station: The art and science of Texas barbecue
Camp Brisket at Texas A&M is the true definition of farm to table.
In its 11th year, Aggies in the Texas Barbecue program at Texas A&M University brought pitmasters and attendees together for two days to experience the art of brisket.
President of the Republic of Botswana signs memorandum of understanding with Texas A&M AgriLife Research for agriculture improvement collaboration
The President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, and a contingent of the country’s national dignitaries converged on the Texas A&M University campus for a showcasing of Texas A&M AgriLife’s expertise and advanced facilities for cattle research, extension and education initiatives.
Animal science faculty members spoke to the Republic of Botswana delegation on select cattle research and emerging technologies while they toured several of the department's facilities.
The competitive teams program at Texas A&M is rich in tradition, attracting students from across the country. By competing on these teams, students acquire work ethic, public speaking capabilities, leadership development and critical thinking skills. Because the teams are self-supporting, they rely on support from former judging team members and former students.
Help support our competitive teams and their high impact learning opportunities.
Three teams recently competed in judging contests at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.
Meat | Reserve Champion Team
Wool | Reserve Champion Team
Livestock | Fourth Overall Team
The wool team also competed in the 7220 Wool Invitational in Laramie, Wyoming, bringing home first and third place team wins.
Be on the lookout for more details on these contests in our next newsletter.
The 2023 Livestock Judging Team has 100 classes under their belt as they concluded their winter workout. Additionally, the team came home from the Griswold Cattle Classic contest with some individual and team successes. More importantly, the team experienced tremendous growth and improvement to set the stage for their upcoming year.
The 2023 Meat Judging Team has been putting in the miles traveling to practices. The team consists of 14 students and is coached by Trent Stolowski, meat science graduate student.
The 2023 International Livestock Congress will be held in person on March 1-2 in Houston, during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for ILC participants to interact with global industry leaders. They will discuss meeting the challenge of feeding an expanding population while managing unexpected events. The 2023 ILC will focus on each of the touch points because the adjustments and decisions made by global industry leaders today may well define the future of our livestock and meat industries moving forward.
Attend one of our events.
About the Department of Animal Science
The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has achieved national and international prominence as one of the largest and most complex departments of its kind in the country. The Department of Animal Science strives to meet the needs of all citizens by providing outstanding teaching, research and Extension programs.
We aim to improve lives through discovery, integration, dissemination and application of science-based knowledge of animals and animal products. To more effectively fulfill the mission of the Department of Animal Science, we have identified five areas of excellence.
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