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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      

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.      

POSC Judging Team Wins USPOULTRY’s 66th National Poultry Judging Contest

TUCKER, GA– Texas A&M University recently won the 66th U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Poultry Judging Contest, held at Louisiana State University. This is their sixth consecutive win, having won first place at the event every year since 2008. Additionally, Michael Clay, a junior at Texas A&M, was announced high individual winner. The Kansas State University team placed a close second in the team competition, with William Trieb, sophomore, finishing second in the individual category. USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation sponsors the National Poultry Judging Contest as… Read More →

Von Miller – Grass Roots and Poultry Science

Check out the latest video about Von Miller and Poultry Science! The NFL Season – A Biography, Season 3, Episode 21:  Grass Roots              

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2012 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR from November 4th to 7th 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 thirteenth national championship in the last fourteen competitions dating back to April 2006. The team placed second in the Egg Production and Quality division while winning the Breed Selection and Carcass Quality division. The team consisted of… Read More →

USPOULTRY Foundation Awards $24,910 Grant to Texas A&M

TUCKER, GA – Texas A&M University recently received a student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. Accepting the check in the amount of $24,910 was Dr. Jimmy Keeton, Interim Head of the Department of Poultry Science. The presentation was made by Brian Barrett, President, Feather Crest Farms and USPOULTRY board member. “The generous support provided by the USPOULTRY Foundation enables the Department of Poultry Science to recruit and retain exceptional students through programs and activities that are student focused, promote all facets of the poultry industry, and provide learning… Read More →

Dr. Suresh Pillai Selected for Fellow Award

Dr. Suresh Pillai has been selected as the 2011 Fellow of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop).  This award was presented to Dr. Pillai on October 7 at the 5th IFIBiop Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Pillai was selected for this award based on his work with food irradiation and the use of advanced technologies to clean, heal and feed the world and beyond.  Congratulations!