44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy: Applications Now Open
Applications are now open for the 44 Farms International Beef Cattle Academy (IBCA) 2022-2023 online certification program. Applications are due Aug. 13.
The next academy begins in September and continues through August 2023. The program consists of seven courses with nearly 30 learning hours per course. Classes are taught online with prerecorded lectures.
Helping cattle producers manage high input costs, drought
Organizers of the 68th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, are stacking the educational program with experts to help guide beef cattle producers facing higher input expenses and drought in how to make better management decisions. The short course will be held Aug. 1-3 in Bryan-College Station.
Ranch horse program takes to the arena July 31
The fifth annual Ranch Horse Program will kick off the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course activities on July 31 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex, 3240 F and B Road, College Station.
Keep cattle hydrated and healthy
With the heat wave pushing temperatures above 100 across the state, Texas livestock producers are reminded to maintain the water supplies and water quality their animals rely upon.
Recognizing and avoiding heat stress in cattle
With the recent heat wave occurring across much of the country, it is important for producers to recognize heat stress in cattle. Here are some tips on recognizing and avoiding heat stress from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Animal Science.
Texas 4-H program helps at-risk horses find homes
A new Texas 4-H program is helping address the problem of neglected, abandoned and other “at-risk” horses by pairing them with youth who will help them transition to permanent homes.
Meat Perspectives: Good news from the grill
Healthful eating and barbecue are two words that seem to be at odds. Barbecue typically triggers visions of beef and pork slathered with sugary sauces and served in abundance, which do not portray an image most think about when it comes to “watching what you eat.” However, barbecue can still have a place in healthy diets, even for those concerned about making the right diet choices to maintain or improve their health.
2022 Texas State 4-H Horse Show dedicated to Doug Householder, Ph.D.
Doug Householder, Ph.D., who passed away October 2021, served the department as an extension horse specialist for 30 years. His influence allowed programs such as the Summer Horsemanship Schools and the State 4-H Horse Show, among many others, to grow and thrive.
Developing Cultural Competency by Embedding Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) in an Animal Science Course | Sushil Paudyal, Ph.D., and Matthew Taylor, Ph.D.
Wiliam A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence | Sarah White-Springer, Ph.D.
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. The teams are self-supporting and also rely on support from former judging team members and former students.
Help support our competitive teams and their high impact learning opportunities.
The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team hosted 260 youth participants from 17 different states during two sessions of Livestock Judging Camp in June.
The 2022 Texas A&M Horse Judging Camp in June hosted 75 attendees from around the country, including Texas, Arkansas, Florida and Maryland.
The Texas Aggie Women’s Rodeo Team competed at the 2022 College National Finals Rodeo in Laramie, Wyoming, June 12-18, 2022.
Academic Quadrathlon Team
The Texas A&M Academic Quadrathlon Team was named the reserve championship team at the 2022 American Society of Animal Science National Academic Quadrathlon Contest in June.
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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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