Category Archives: Department News

Texas A&M poultry students work, learn at research facility

Texas A&M University graduate student Kristin Moncada is on her career path in poultry science and is helping other students access a unique experience within the industry. Surrounded by poultry students in the dark, Kristin Moncada candles a chicken egg as part of a session focused on fertilization, flaws and determining an egg’s hatching potential by sight. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell) Moncada, a doctoral candidate in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Poultry Science, manages the Pilgrim’s Breeder Performance Center… Read More →

COVID-19 Message from the Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Poultry with a Purpose featuring Dale Hyatt

From coops to classrooms, Dale Hyatt ’79 has made a lasting impact on the Department of Poultry Science. One professor always seems to stick out among the rest. These professors take the extra step to make a strong connection with their students to create the best learning experience possible. Ask any Texas A&M University poultry science student which professor made a lasting impact on their time at Texas A&M, and the name one will likely receive is Dale Hyatt ’79. To read the complete article pick up your… Read More →

Clayton Bill, Sanderson Farms Intern Summer 2019

As a high school student actively involved with the Future Farmers of America Organization, better known as FFA, Clayton Bill quickly realized his passion for agriculture. However, it took until furthering his academic career at Texas A&M University for Bill to identify his interest in the poultry industry. “When I got to Texas A&M and I started working in the poultry science department, I fell in love with it because it wasn’t just about raising chickens, it was community, it was team work, it was family and you… Read More →

Dr. Audrey McElroy named 2019 Novus Outstanding Scholar

The Novus Outstanding Scholar Award winner is selected by Novus and recognizes a researcher who has helped Novus further its goal in developing science-based solutions for the agriculture industry. Her current research at Texas A&M includes growth performance, gut health and dietary strategies in poultry. Dr. McElroy has authored or co-authored 45 peer-reviewed publications, over 100 abstracts published in proceedings from national or international scientific meetings, and three trade journal articles. To read more.

Olsovsky Named Student Employee of the Year

Each year, Texas A&M University joins colleges and universities across the country in recognizing the importance of the student employment experience during National Student Employment Week.  During this week long celebration, April 8-12, 2019, Texas A&M University names a Campus and a Community Student Employee of the Year.  We are very proud to announce that one of our very own students, Taylor Olsovsky, was named Texas A&M University Community Student Employee of the Year!!! Taylor has been a stock show intern in the TAMU POSC AgriLife Extension unit since… Read More →

Berghman recognized at 2019 Patent and Innovations Awards

    Dr. Luc Berghman was recognized for his accomplishments during the 2019 Patent and Innovations Award Luncheon which was held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. 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 2018. Patents issued to Dr. Berghman in 2018 include: 3437AGLR11-07, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ENHANCING IMMUNE RESPONSES TO EIMERIA OR LIMITING EIMERIA, Patent #9,884,099, Issued 2/6/2018 3054AGLR10-04, VACCINE VECTORS AND… Read More →

Silva receives “Diamond V Scholarship”

We are excited to announce that Texas A&M Poultry Science undergraduate, Mr. Austin Silva, received the “Diamond V Endowed Undergraduate Poultry Science Scholarship”. This scholarship is a $5000 scholarship sponsored by the Poultry Science Association in collaboration with Diamond V. It is awarded to a rising Junior undergraduate student in the field of Poultry Science based on scholastic achievement and service alongside interest/knowledge of the role the poultry industry plays in feeding the world’s population. Silva is from Kingsville, Texas and will be a senior this fall double… Read More →

Breaking 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 →