Category Archives: Department News

Texas A&M AgriLife breaks ground on new poultry biosafety research facility

COLLEGE STATION – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 25 for the new Biological Safety Level-II research facility at the Texas A&M University Poultry Research Center, 1202 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South in College Station. Merck Animal Health and Tyson Foods have provided gift funding for the new research facility, which aims to solve health-related challenges facing the poultry industry. The facility will encompass research and education activities by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and teaching faculty within the College of Agriculture and Life… Read More →

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2018 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

Our collegiate poultry judging team traveled to Arkansas earlier this week to compete in the National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest. We are pleased to share they brought home another championship! The team was composed of Wyatt Forrest (1st High Individual), Abby Knox (4th High Individual), Mikalah Collins (8th High Individual), Madison Vestal, and Ashley Knox (Alternate). The team was coached by Dr. Craig Coufal with assistant coaches, Jacob Leopold and Daniel DeLeon. Congratulations to the team for continuing this tradition of excellence!

Dr. Craig Coufal named to Glockzin Jr. Professorship

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Coufal, associate professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, was appointed as holder of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Elaina and Emanuel Glockzin Jr. Professorship in Poultry Science. Dr. Craig Coufal was appointed as the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Elaina and Emanuel Glockzin Jr. Professorship in Poultry Science, which is responsible for managing the collegiate poultry judging team. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) This five-year appointment begins Nov. 1, with the… Read More →

Pilgrim’s Team Visit – October 16-17, 2018

The Pilgrim’s Team (including CEO, Bill Lovette ’82) will be on campus for a couple days on October 16th and 17th.  We would love to have a GREAT showing all events including the faculty visit, graduate student, dinner at C&J’s, and breakfast!  Please add whatever events you can do your calendar and plant to attend! Click here for the Pilgrim’s Visit schedule of meetings (pdf)  

POSC Students Receive Awards at the 2018 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting

Numerous Poultry Science students attended the 2018 Poultry Science Association annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas on July 23-26, 2018. Five students were awarded Student Research Paper Certificates of Excellence and seven students were awarded Student Research Certificates of Participation. In addition to these awards, one student was awarded a travel grant and a faculty member was elected to the position of vice-president. Overall, the Poultry Science Department was well represented.  Congratulations to all! STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE These certificates are presented in recognition of students… Read More →

Dr. Luc Berghman Recognized at the 2018 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon

Dr. Luc Berghman was recognized for his accomplishments during the 2018 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon which was held on Thursday, May 5, 2018. This event was put on by the Texas A&M University System Office of Technology Commercialization and spotlights the patents and PVP’s issued to TAMU faculty during 2017.  The patent of which Dr. Berghman was a co-inventor describes compositions and methods of enhancing immune responses against Eimeria sp. and methods of reducing morbidity associated with coccidiosis in chickens. Patent # US 9,603,915 B2 Mar. 28,… Read More →

PSA Foundation Announces Dr. Fred A Gardner Tribute Scholarship Endowment

The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) is pleased and honored to announce the establishment of an endowed scholarship to support qualified poultry science undergraduate students in the Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The scholarship is intended to support a rising junior who has chosen Poultry Science as their field of study and has an expressed interest in graduate education for the M.S. and Ph.D. This Tribute Endowed Scholarship is in memory of Dr. Gardner for his… Read More →

Dr. Suresh Pillai Receives Grant

Dr. Suresh Pillai has received a grant for a proposal entitled “Ex-Situ Remediation of Investigation-Derived Wastes Containing PFAS by Electron Beam Technology” Summary:   The aquifers underlying many air force bases around the United States are contaminated with per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).  PFAS are present in the fire-fighting foams used for training purposes on many of these air force bases for over three decades. The PFAS contaminants are mobile, resistant to degradation and can not only contaminate the groundwater… Read More →

PSA Foundation Recognizes Nathan Anders as the Recipient of the Inaugural Denton Scholarship

The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) was pleased to recognize Mr. Nathan Anders as the recipient of the Inaugural Dr. James H. and Shirley H. Endowed Memorial Scholarship during the Poultry Science Club Awards Banquet, April 14, 2018, in College Station, TX. Mr. Anders is currently a junior enrolled in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University with a dual major in Agricultural Science. Dr. Denton, Executive Director of the Poultry Science Association Foundation, established the scholarship in memory of his beloved wife Shirley, who… Read More →

TAMU Poultry Judging Team Wins 2nd Place Overall at the 2018 US Poultry and Egg National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to compete in the 2018 US Poultry and Egg National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on April 5th and 6th. 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 2nd place the overall team competition. The team also placed 1st in Market Products, 3rd in Production and 5th in Breed Selection. The team consisted of Abby Knox (1st Place –… Read More →