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Dr. Tri Duong Completes the AgriLife Advanced Leaders Program

Congratulations to Dr. Tri Duong for being the latest graduate of the AgriLife Advanced Leaders Program! The Poultry Science Department is the only unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that has had a faculty member participate in all cohorts of the program. Cohort I – Dr. Rosemary Walzem – Cohort II – Dr. David Caldwell – Cohort III – Dr. Christine Alvarado – Cohort IV – Dr. Tri Duong – Cohort V – Dr. Craig Coufal – Started February 2018 The… Read More →

POSC Students Win Awards at the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum

Four Poultry Science graduate students won awards at the 2018 International Poultry Scientific Forum held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 29-30, 2018.  Brook Bodle, Mallori Lee, and Hunter Walters received Certificates of Achievement awards in recognition of their outstanding research presentations at this annual meeting. Morouj Al-Ajeeli received the Alltech Graduate Student Manuscript Award for the presentation and publication as a senior author of an outstanding research manuscript. Congratulations to all!   Morouj Al-Ajeeli – Alltech Graduate Student Manuscript Award “An evaluation of the performance of Hy-Line Brown… Read More →

Sohini Bhatia Awarded Merck Animal Health Fellowship

Ms. Sohini Bhatia, a Ph.D. student in the Poultry Science Department was chosen as the 2018 Merck Animal Health Graduate Fellow. This prestigious award by the Poultry Science Association supports her Ph.D. dissertation research on using Metabolically Active yet Non-Culturable (MAyNC) state of bacterial cells as a vaccine candidate. Her research is focused on developing a vaccine against necrotic enteritis a major poultry disease caused by Clostridium perfringens. Sohini is student in Dr. Pillai’s research program in the Department of Poultry Science and will be conducting her research… Read More →

Students Participate in Interviews at IPPE 2018

The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career Program connects hundreds of talented, bright college students seeking professions in the poultry industry with HR managers and recruiters. It is the most efficient and effective way for the poultry industry to find managers of the future and has been a vital part of many companies’ hiring process for nearly 50 years. It is one of the largest career events of its kind for students seeking professions in the industry. Held annually during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), this program… Read More →

Dr. Suresh Pillai Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Suresh Pillai was awarded a honorary doctorate by the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, Peru  November 9th. Professor Pillai has been actively working in promoting electron beam food pasteurization technology around the world especially in Latin American countries.    

Drs. Jason Lee & Rosemary Walzem Appointed to National Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine Committee

                Drs. Jason Lee and Rosemary Walzem were appointed to the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) committee within the Division on Earth & Life Sciences (DELS) under the supervision of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) to develop the 10th edition of Nutrient Requirements for Poultry. This standard, formerly also known as “the NRC” was last revised in 1994. In the nearly quarter century since its last revision birds, feed components, bird health management and consumer… Read More →

1972 POSC Graduate, Emanuel Glockzin, receives 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Emanuel H. Glockzin, Jr., owner of Brazos Valley Construction, received the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nov. 10. The award recognizes graduates of the college for outstanding leadership and significant contributions in agriculture, natural resources, life sciences or related areas. Glockzin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M as a poultry science major in 1972. Seven years after finishing his undergrad, Glockzin began his construction company which builds, develops and manages over 44 apartment properties in over 25 cities… Read More →

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest, November 6th and 7th. Eight 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 the 2017 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest. The team placed first in the Egg Production and Quality and Breed Selection and Carcass Quality. The team consisted of Zach Heinsohn (1st place – Overall Individual, 2nd place… Read More →

Poultry Science Department Supports Tyson/AEB Harvey Relief Efforts

On Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th, we supported Harvey Relief Efforts organized by Tyson Foods and the American Egg Board (AEB). Three members of the faculty and 11 students volunteered throughout the weekend to assist with delivering and distributing prepared meals and ready to eat egg or turkey products to hurricane-impacted regions in Southeast Texas. Saturday’s activities consisted of distributing products and supplies for Tyson’s “Meals that Matter” Effort, as well as delivering meals to the hungry in the greater Beaumont area. Sunday’s effort included working… Read More →

Pilgrim’s Gives $1 Million to Establish the Department of Poultry Science Feed Mill, Industry Education, and Outreach Support Fund

On May 8, 2017, Pilgrim’s donated $1 Million to the Department of Poultry Science to establish the Department of Poultry Science Feed Mill, Industry Education, and Outreach Support fund. This timely gift from Pilgrim’s will allow the Department to modernize its feed mill with commercial industry-relevant equipment, boosting the feed manufacturing capacity by nearly tenfold.  This gift is the most significant in size and scope in the Department’s nearly 100-year history.  The much-needed resources will allow us to improve faculty-led research programs, educational opportunities for students, and outreach… Read More →