Dr. Suresh Pillai Awarded Grant

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Dr. Suresh Pillai was awarded a grant of $242,902 from the Texas A&M AgriLife Water Seed Grant Program for the research project “Significant Expansion of Water Reuse using Electron Beam (eBeam) Technology.  Co-PIs for this grant include Bill Batchelor (Civil Engineering) and Yongheng Huang (Biological and Agricultural Engineering).  Electron beam (eBeam) technology is the most inexpensive approach of rapidly generating high concentrations of free radicals. The incorporation of eBeam technology into water reclamation projects will help exploit the ability to generate high concentrations of free radicals to open… Read More →

HLSR Show Broiler Chick Order Distribution

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HLSR Show broiler chicks will be distributed Tuesday, January 28th as originally planned. In the event that adverse weather creates a road icing problem and pick up for some counties is delayed, we will hold the chicks in a climate controlled environment ,overnight for pick up on the following day, ( Wednesday, Jan 29th). This extra day, if necessary, will have no detrimental effects on chick livability and performance provided they are transported properly.

December 2013 Poultry Science Graduates

December 2013 Poultry Science Graduates

  The Poultry Science department graduated ten undergraduate students and five graduate students in the December 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony.  Congratulations to all! Front row L to R:  Joseph Klein (MS), Tyler Askelson (MS) Back row L to R:  Nathan Fuchs (MS), Ashleigh Vanderveer, John Lester III, Haley Janota, Jennifer Olier, Tucker Allcorn, Lindy Frobel Also graduating but not pictured: Wen-Ko Chou (PhD), Radhika Kakani (PhD), Zachary Clark, Meredith Driskill, Preston Gates, and Robert Smith

Position Announcement – Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Poultry Science

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The Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Poultry Science.  This 12-month, non-tenure track position will include extension, teaching, and research responsibilities.  A Doctorate in Poultry Science or closely related field is required.  Experience working with poultry and/or poultry products is preferred.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish and conduct an effective extension education program to communicate pertinent scientific knowledge to poultry producers/processors, regulatory officials, and other related clientele, to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and to… Read More →

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2013 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2013 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR from November 3rd to 6th 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 eleventh national championship in a row dating back to November 2008. The team placed first in the Egg Production and Quality division and placed third in the Breed Selection and Carcass Quality division. The team consisted of… Read More →

Dr. David Caldwell Named Poultry Science Department Head

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Congratulations to Dr. David J. Caldwell who has been approved as the new department head of poultry science. Dr. Caldwell has served as a faculty member in the department for more than 15 years in both research and teaching roles and an emphasis on industry outreach. Dr. Caldwell is a Texas A&M University graduate, receiving his bachelor’s degree in poultry science, then a M.S. and Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology. His research focuses on applied microbiology and poultry health with an emphasis on commercial applications. In particular, he is… Read More →

Mr. Monroe H. Fuchs ’56 Selected as a Recipient of the 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award

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Mr. Monroe H. Fuchs ’56 has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni.  Established in 1992, the Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes graduates who distinguish themselves by reaching a significant level of accomplishment in their careers and who possess the highest standards of integrity and character which bring honor to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.  Mr. Fuchs and the entire Fuchs family have been very loyal supporters of the Poultry Science Department.  The Monroe… Read More →

Students Complete 2013 Summer Internships With Sanderson Farms


Six Poultry Science undergraduates successfully completed internships with Sanderson Farms this summer.  The Sanderson Farms Summer Internship Program is a 10-week program which places students in one of three areas: Live Production, Processing or Foods Division.  Students selected for Live Production receive hands-on training in all aspects of live production: pullets, hens, broilers, hatchery, feed mill and live haul.  In the procession division, students receive hands-on training in all aspects of poultry processing: live receiving, picking, eviscerating, ice pack, chill pack, cut-up, debone, shipping and sanitation.  In the… Read More →

Texas Poultry Federation Auction Nets $32,500 for Undergraduate Scholarships


At the recent Texas Poultry Federation Convention held in San Antonio, live and silent scholarship auctions organized by the Texas Allied Poultry Association raised a record $32,500 for undergraduate scholarships. A total of 10 undergraduate students from our department serving in the Aggie Leadership Council were on hand to assist with the auctions. The funds raised will be used to provide scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Poultry Science at Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin State University. These annual scholarships of $1,000 each received from… Read More →

Egg-sanitizer machine could save millions of chicks annually

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Dr. Craig Coufal hopes his egg-sanitizing machine will help the poultry industry save millions of chicks annually. Click here to read the complete article. Click here to watch interview posted on KBTX.com