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

  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… Read More →

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

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

  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… 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

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      

Poultry ‘enzyme cocktail’ saves more than just chicken feed

Dr. Jason Lee has been conducting studies on the inclusion of enzymes in chicken feed to improve feed digestibility.  Click here to read the complete article.      

May 2013 Poultry Science Graduates

The Poultry Science department graduated thirty five undergraduate students and two graduate students in the May 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony.  Congratulations to all! Front Row L-R:  Kelsey Firkins, Kristin Moncada, Claire Bonno, Carlos Elizondo, Amy O’Quinn, Satyra Jenkins, Ashley Hill, Paytyn Wolterdsorf, Maeve McFall, Alejandra Heredia, Erin Fowlkes, Celina Diaz, Kailee Hart, Pamela Guerra, Alexander Hirschberg, Brett Hirsch, Taylor Holmes, Erik Mitchell Back Row L-R: Jake Pieniazek, Ryan Georg, Jordan Maldonado, Kevin Perry, William Webster, Cody Flores, Andrew Kramer, Chris Clay, Shane Thompson,… Read More →

Dr. Christine Alvarado on “Going Pro”

  Dr. Christine Alvarado discusses the use of feed additives such as probiotics in poultry feeds. Click here to view text of the article. Click here to view article in the online April 2013 Meatingplace magazine.