The Texas Commercial Egg Clinic was held on April 22, 2015 at the Brazos Center in Bryan, TX. This annual seminar provides information to egg producers in Texas about a variety of topics related to the commercial egg industry. Topics discussed this year included disease management and vaccination, egg marketing, housing systems for laying hens and hen house ventilation management. The Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Honorable Sid Miller, also gave a lunch address to the approximately 60 attendees.
The Poultry Science department graduated one MAgr and twenty three BS students during the Spring 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all!
The Aggie Leadership Council (2014-2015 Cohort) traveled to Washington DC in April for a leadership development workshop to gain insight into agricultural policy and the legislative process. During this workshop the ALC and Drs. Christine Alvarado and Craig Coufal met with the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, USDA-Ag Marketing Service, and the Honorable Bill Flores (US Representative). Current members of the ALC include; Brooke Bodle (Jr.), AlexWilliamson (Jr.), Austin Jasek (Sr.), Hunter Walters (Sr.), Katie Burt (So.), Alex Jacks (Jr.), Lacee Popham (So.), Katie Bennett (So.), Kolton… Read More →
The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to compete in the 2015 US Poultry and Egg National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on April 16th and 17th. Nine teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition which was hosted by the Louisiana State University. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning the overall team competition. This marks Texas A&M University’s seventeenth win in the last nineteen competitions dating back to 2006. The team placed second in the Breed Selection, 2nd in… Read More →
Tucker Allcorn and Hunter Walters received Student Research Paper Certificates of Excellence for presenting high-quality research papers at the 2015 International Production and Processing Exposition Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 26th -29th, 2015. Both presentations were submitted in the Nutrition and Metabolism section and involved the use of various enzymes on broiler performance. Tucker Allcorn’s presentation was titled “Evaluation of multiple levels of phytase and non-phytase enzyme inclusion on broiler growth performance” Tucker is a Master’s student under the direction of Dr. Jason Lee. Hunter… Read More →
The Poultry Science department graduated one PhD, two MS and seven BS students during the Fall 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all! Posted 1/13/15
The article, “Maintaining the Standard: Keeping Chickens Cheap While Protecting the Environment” was recently published by Tara Hale from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the College News section. In the article, Justin Fowler describes the work Dr. Bailey’s lab has done with respect to reducing the environmental impact of poultry production through precision nutrition: specifically as it relates to the prevention of aflatoxicosis using clay-based feed additives and also using yeast cell wall extracts as prebiotics to improve intestinal health. “We want the average person… Read More →
The Jones-Hamilton Company has established a fund in the Poultry Science Department in Dr. Carey’s name to support research and other faculty endeavors overseen by him. The Dr. John Carey Excellence Fund represents a $50,000 donation to the Department in Dr. Carey’s name. Congratulations to Dr. Carey on this very prestigious honor!
The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the 2014 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on November 3th and 4thth. Seven teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition which was hosted by the University of Arkansas. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning its ninth National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest in a row dating back to November 2006. The team placed first in the Breeder and Carcass Quality Division and placed third in the Egg Production and Quality… Read More →
The National Center for Electron Beam Research was formally designated as an IAEA Collaborating Center for Electron Beam technologies for food, health and environment. The event was marked by a plaque dedication ceremony that involved H.E. Ambassador Yukia Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) handing over the plaque to Dr. Suresh Pillai, Director of the eBeam Center. Also in attendance were leadership from the Texas A&M University System and University including Chancellor John Sharp, TAMU Interim President Mark Hussey, Bill Dugas, Acting Agrilife and… Read More →