Dr. Christine Alvarado discusses the use of feed additives such as probiotics in poultry feeds. Click here to view text of the article. Click here to view article in the online April 2013 Meatingplace magazine.
TUCKER, GA– Texas A&M University recently won the 66th U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. This is their sixth consecutive win, having won first place at the event every year since 2008. Additionally, Michael Clay, a junior at Texas A&M, was announced high individual winner. The Kansas State University team placed a close second in the team competition, with William Trieb, sophomore, finishing second in the individual category. USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation sponsors the National Poultry Judging Contest as… Read More →
The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR from November 4th to 7th to compete in the National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest hosted by the University of Arkansas. Ten teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning its thirteenth national championship in the last fourteen competitions dating back to April 2006. The team placed second in the Egg Production and Quality division while winning the Breed Selection and Carcass Quality division. The team consisted of… Read More →
TUCKER, GA – Texas A&M University recently received a student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. Accepting the check in the amount of $24,910 was Dr. Jimmy Keeton, Interim Head of the Department of Poultry Science. The presentation was made by Brian Barrett, President, Feather Crest Farms and USPOULTRY board member. “The generous support provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation enables the Department of Poultry Science to recruit and retain exceptional students through programs and activities that are student focused, promote all facets of the poultry industry, and provide learning… Read More →
Dr. Suresh Pillai has been selected as the 2011 Fellow of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop). This award was presented to Dr. Pillai on October 7 at the 5th IFIBiop Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Pillai was selected for this award based on his work with food irradiation and the use of advanced technologies to clean, heal and feed the world and beyond. Congratulations!
Dr. Clarence Richard Creger, Jr., 78, of College Station, Texas, passed away Saturday August 4, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center in Bryan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Graveside Services will be held Friday at Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir, Kansas. Dr. Creger was born June 8, 1934, to Marie Irene Smith and Clarence R. Creger, Sr. in Carona, Kansas. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves, retiring with… Read More →
Dr. Morgan Farnell was presented with the Phibro Extension Award at the 2012 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia. This award is given to a member for conduction an outstanding program of work in the area of poultry extension and outreach during a five-year period. Morgan Farnell is an associate professor and extension poultry specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of the Texas A&M University system. He was raised on a cattle operation in the Ark-La-Tex region and received a BS in agri-business… Read More →
Dale Hyatt, Farm Manager of the TAMU Poultry Science Teaching, Research and Extension Facility, was presented with the Tyson Foods Support Personnel Award at the 2012 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia. This award acknowledges the long-term (5+ years) contributions by support personnel and recognizes outstanding support of research, extension, or teaching programs in poultry science. Dale Hyatt has been a staff member in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M since September of 1985. Dale grew up in Dickinson, Texas, a small town located… Read More →