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 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… 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 →
Ruth Kuretsch Krueger, 88, of Bryan, passed away at her home on Monday, August 11, 2014. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 South College Avenue, in Bryan. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Faith United Church, 2901 Austin’s Colony Parkway, Bryan, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014. A graveside burial service will follow at Bryan City Cemetery. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W.F. “Bill” Krueger; parents Edmund and Lilly Kuretsch;… Read More →
Dr. Christine Alvarado, Associate Professor, was the recipient of the 2014 Poultry Science Association – Novus International Teaching Award. This annual award, consisting of $2,000 and an engraved plaque, is given to a member of PSA who, over a period of years, has demonstrated outstanding success as a teacher. The award is administered by the PSA teaching committee and sponsored by Novus International based upon the fact that excellence in teaching is basic to the future welfare of the poultry industry. Dr. John Carey,… Read More →