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The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to compete in the 2016 US Poultry and Egg National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on April 7th and 8th. Eleven 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 eighteenth win in the last twenty one competitions dating back to 2006. The team placed third in the Breed Selection, 1st… Read More →
The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) was pleased to announce the Award of the Inaugural Ph.D. Fellowship from Merck Animal Health during the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. Merck Animal Health’s generous gift will support the Poultry Research Fellowship of Ms. Emily Kimminau in the Poultry Science Department of Texas A&M University. (Merck Animal Health Fellowships). The Merck Animal Health Fellowship awarded to Ms. Kimminau is the first of three which will support the research of doctoral students in poultry sciences for three years… Read More →
Dr. Suresh Pillai, Professor and TAES Faculty Fellow in the Departments of Poultry Science and Nutrition and Food Science, received funding from the USDA Formula Animal Health program administered but eh TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pillai’s proposal, entitled “Metabolically Active, Non-Culturable Clostridium perfingens Cocktails to control Necrotic Enteritis in Broilers”, received $48,221 in funding for the proposed two year project. Congratulations Dr. Pillai!
Dr. Luc Berghman, Associate Professor in the Departments of Poultry Science and Veterinary Pathobiology, received funding from the USDA Formula Animal Health program administered by the TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Berghman’s proposal, entitled “An Antibody-Guided Coccidiosis Vaccine: Harnessing Cell-Mediated Immunity Through CD40 Signaling” received $59,079 in funding for the proposed two year project. Congratulations Dr. Berghman!
Morouj Al-Ajeeli, Rocky Latham, and Cody Flores received Certificates of Achievement awards at the 2016 International Poultry Scientific Forum January 25-26 in Atlanta, Georgia. These awards were presented to these students in recognition of their outstanding research presentations at this annual meeting. Morouj Al-Ajeeli – “Phase one laying hens performance of Hy-line Brown laying fed soybean and soybean free diets using caged and cage free rearing system.” Morouj is a PhD student under the direction of Dr. Christopher Bailey. Rocky Latham – “Impacts of… Read More →
The Poultry Science department graduated one M.Agr. and nine BS students during the Fall 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all!
2015 PSA Award Winners CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Poultry Science Association Tri Duong, Ph.D. – Hy-Line International Research Award – This award is given to a member who, in the preceding calendar year, as sole or senior author, published outstanding research in poultry science. Winners must have completed their Ph.D. within the previous 10 years. Tri Duong (pictured right with Petek Settar, Hy-Line International) earned a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from Penn State University in 2001. He earned a PhD in functional genomics under the direction… Read More →
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 →