Category Archives: Department News

Dr. Christopher Bailey’s research was highlighted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The article, “Maintaining the Standard: Keeping Chickens Cheap While Protecting the Environment” was recently published by Tara Hale from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the College News section. In the article, Justin Fowler describes the work Dr. Bailey’s lab has done with respect to reducing the environmental impact of poultry production through precision nutrition: specifically as it relates to the prevention of aflatoxicosis using clay-based feed additives and also using yeast cell wall extracts as prebiotics to improve intestinal health. “We want the average person… Read More →

The Dr. John Carey Excellence Fund Established

The Jones-Hamilton Company has established a fund in the Poultry Science Department in Dr. Carey’s name to support research and other faculty endeavors overseen by him. The Dr. John Carey Excellence Fund represents a $50,000 donation to the Department in Dr. Carey’s name.  Congratulations to Dr. Carey on this very prestigious honor!      

Poultry Judging Team Wins 2014 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

The Texas A&M University Poultry Judging Team traveled to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the 2014 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest on November 3th and 4thth. Seven teams from across the nation competed in the two day competition which was hosted by the University of Arkansas. The contest concluded with Texas A&M winning its ninth National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest in a row dating back to November 2006. The team placed first in the Breeder and Carcass Quality Division and placed third in the Egg Production and Quality… Read More →

National Center for Electron Beam Research Designated as an IAEA Collaborating Center

The National Center for Electron Beam Research was formally designated as an IAEA Collaborating Center for Electron Beam technologies for food, health and environment. The event was marked by a plaque dedication ceremony that involved H.E. Ambassador Yukia Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) handing over the plaque to Dr. Suresh Pillai, Director of the eBeam Center. Also in attendance were leadership from the Texas A&M University System and University including Chancellor John Sharp, TAMU Interim President Mark Hussey, Bill Dugas, Acting Agrilife and… Read More →

Summer 2014 Poultry Science Graduates

The Poultry Science department graduated three undergraduate students during the Summer 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences commencement ceremony.  Congratulations to all!

Texas Aggie Poultry Newsletter – Summer 2014 Now Available

Stay up to date on the latest happenings in the TAMU Poultry Science Department! Texas Aggie Poultry – Summer 2014 is now available!        

Ruth Krueger – 1925 – 2014

Ruth Kuretsch Krueger, 88, of Bryan, passed away at her home on Monday, August 11, 2014. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1515 South College Avenue, in Bryan. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at Faith United Church, 2901 Austin’s Colony Parkway, Bryan, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014. A graveside burial service will follow at Bryan City Cemetery. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. W.F. “Bill” Krueger; parents Edmund and Lilly Kuretsch;… Read More →

TAMU Poultry Science – Award Winners PSA Annual Convention – July 2014

    Dr. Christine Alvarado, Associate Professor, was the recipient of the 2014 Poultry Science Association – Novus International Teaching Award. This annual award, consisting of $2,000 and an engraved plaque, is given to a member of PSA who, over a period of years, has demonstrated outstanding success as a teacher. The award is administered by the PSA teaching committee and sponsored by Novus International based upon the fact that excellence in teaching is basic to the future welfare of the poultry industry.     Dr. John Carey,… Read More →

Dr. Christine Alvarado, Dale Hyatt and Mickey Speakmon Teach the Poultry Session of the 2014 Barbeque Summer Camp

Dr. Christine Alvarado along with Dale Hyatt and Mickey Speakmon taught attendees of the 2014 Barbeque Summer Camp all about the poultry industry and how to make BBQ chicken. They also made jalapeno cheese sausage, beer can chicken, mayonnaise rubbed drums, breast and dark meat fajitas, and orange marmalade Siracha wings. The 2014 Barbeque Summer Camp, which is sponsored by Foodways TX, was held June 6-8, 2014 at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. The camp featured… Read More →

2014 Market Poultry Production & Selection Workshop A Huge Success

The 2014 Market Poultry Production and Selection Workshop was a huge success this year. This year’s event was by the far biggest to date and offered information to first timers as well as the experienced participants.   It was held on May 31st at the Louis Pierce Pavilion on the campus of Texas A&M in College Station from 9am-3pm.  Two hundred and seventy nine individuals attended the event where they heard presentations from Texas A&M Poultry Science faculty and Major Show poultry judges.  This event allowed participants to interact… Read More →