Poultry Judging Team Wins 2012 National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest

POSC Judging team wins 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

USPEA presents check to TAMU Poultry Science

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!    

Summer 2012 Graduates

Summer 2012 Graduates

  Poultry Science graduated six in the August 2012 commencement ceremony.   From left to right:  Mallori Williams (MS-Poultry Science), Kendre Stringfellow (PhD-Poultry Science), Kimberly Long, Joseph Klein, Sean Schimelpfening, and Tanner Myers.   Congratulations! Posted 9/28/12

Dr. Clarence Richard “Dick” Creger 1934-2012

Dr. Clarence Richard Creger, Jr., 78, of College Station, Texas, passed away Saturday August 4, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Health Care Center in Bryan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Graveside Services will be held Friday at Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir, Kansas. Dr. Creger was born June 8, 1934, to Marie Irene Smith and Clarence R. Creger, Sr. in Carona, Kansas. He served in the United States Army and the Army Reserves, retiring with… Read More →

Dr. Morgan Farnell Receives Award at 2102 PSA Meeting

Dr. Morgan Farnell was presented with the Phibro Extension Award at the 2012 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia.  This award is given to a member for conduction an outstanding program of work in the area of poultry extension and outreach during a five-year period. Morgan Farnell is an associate professor and extension poultry specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of the Texas A&M University system. He was raised on a cattle operation in the Ark-La-Tex region and received a BS in agri-business… Read More →

Dale Hyatt Receives Award at 2012 PSA Meeting

Dale Hyatt, Farm Manager of the TAMU Poultry Science Teaching, Research and Extension Facility, was presented with the Tyson Foods Support Personnel Award at the 2012 Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia.  This award acknowledges the long-term (5+ years) contributions by support personnel and recognizes outstanding support of research, extension, or teaching programs in poultry science. Dale Hyatt has been a staff member in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M since September of 1985. Dale grew up in Dickinson, Texas, a small town located… Read More →

Students Receive Awards at PSA 2012 Meeting

Tyler Askelson and Jake Pieniazek received Student Research Paper Certificates of Excellence for presenting high-quality research papers at the 2102 PSA Annual Meeting held in Athens, Georgia.   Tyler’s presentation was titled “Recombinant expression of Bacillus subtilis phytase improves phytate degradation of Lactobacillus.”  Tyler is a MS student under the direction of Dr. Tri Duong.             Jake’s presentation was titled “Evaluation of pressed, dehulled cottonseed meal on growth performance when included in broiler diets.”  Jake is an undergraduate student working under the direction… Read More →

US Patent Office issues Patent on E-Beam Based Salmonella Vaccine

The UPTO has issued the US Patent 8,173,139 B1 for “High energy Electron Beam Irradiation for the Production of Immunomodulators in Poultry” on May 8, 2012.  This patent was based on work performed at the National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University. The patent is on the idea of using E-Beam irradiation to develop vaccines against S.Typhimurium and S. Enteriditis. These two pathogens are pathogens that are of high concern to the poultry industry worldwide.  The inventors on the patent are scientists belonging to the… Read More →

Spring 2012 POSC Graduates

Poultry Science graduated twenty two in the May 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony. Front Row (L to R): Amy Vansa, Jennifer Gelner, Katherine Lovel, Laura Gaines Middle Row (L to R): Joni Howard, Ashley Hinojosa, Erika Robinson, Calley Raynor, John Hoffman, Sarah Stiehl, Amanda Slaughter, Elissa Emmons, Jose Sanchez Back Row (L to R): Francisco Alvarez, Jr., Laramie Doyal, Brandon Suttles, Kevin Raabe, Caleb Day, Colby Bond Not pictured: Colton Cuny, Matthew Quattrini, John Finch