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Spring brings carcass shows

Each spring, Meat Science faculty and students are very busy collecting carcass data from the steers, barrows, and lambs that are shown at major and local shows. San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are the two major shows where we collect carcass data with the steers harvested at Sam Kane Beef Processors, the barrows and lambs from Houston harvested at the Rosenthal Meat Center, and the barrows from San Antonio harvested at the Rosenthal Meat Center and the lambs harvested at Texas… Read More →

AMSA Pork 101 to be held at Texas A&M University, May 20-22, 2014

The next AMSA PORK 101 will be held May 20-22, 2014 at Texas A&M University.  PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board. For a course outline and to register for PORK 101 please visit: http://www.pork101.org. PORK 101 attendees will learn about the value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products from meat science faculty and AMSA members at Texas A&M University. A hands-on course, it’s designed to give people the opportunity to participate in the selection, evaluation and fabrication… Read More →

FFA/4-H Meat Judging Clinic held at Rosenthal Meat Center, March 29, 2014

The Department of Animal Science hosted the FFA/4-H Meat Judging Clinic, which was held at the Rosenthal Meat Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Over 300 FFA and 4-H youth participated in the clinic this year where they had the opportunity to hone their meat judging skills in preparation for upcoming contests this spring. The clinic was coordinated by Dan Hale, Davey Griffin, and Ray Riley, with Crystal Waters and members of the 2014 Meat Judging Team serving as instructors for the classroom and cooler portions of the… Read More →

Turner receives NAMA Scholarship Foundation Grant, Bush Presidential Library Undergraduate Travel Grant

Lindsey Turner, an undergraduate student in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, received a scholarship grant from the NAMA Scholarship Foundation in the amount of $2,250 at the Annual Convention of the North American Meat Association held March 19-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif. In addition to the scholarship, she received a $500 travel grant from the association to attend the convention where she assisted with several activities as a way to network with key meat industry leaders. Lindsey also was selected by the College of Agriculture… Read More →

Voegele receives NAMA Scholarship Foundation Grant, Bush Presidential Library Undergraduate Travel Grant

Hope Voegele, an undergraduate student in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, received a scholarship grant from the NAMA Scholarship Foundation in the amount of $2,250 at the Annual Convention of the North American Meat Association held March 19-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif. In addition to the scholarship, she received a $500 travel grant from the association to attend the convention where she assisted with several activities as a way to network with key meat industry leaders. Hope also was selected by the College of… Read More →

Aggie Processed Meat Technology School, April 24-25, 2014

  Plans are set for the 2014 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School. By attending the Aggie Processed Meat Technology School, you will discover both the science and the art of making processed meat products. The first day will focus on what you should consider when choosing the meat products and other ingredients to include in the processed meat item. That afternoon, participants will learn the art of making sausage and cured and whole muscle products. Then, the next day experts will demonstrate cooking, smoking, and thermal processing considerations…. Read More →

Meat Judging exposes students to the meat industry « Department of Animal Science

A wonderful write-up of the excellent opportunities for students to see the meat industry while on the meat judging team.  JWS By Davey Griffin, Ph.D. Professor, Extension Meat Specialist and Coordinator of the Meat Judging Team When students tell parents, fellow students and friends they are on the Texas A&M University Meat Judging Team, they typically get a blank stare followed by the question ”what does one do on a meat judging team?”  Although the team members have plenty of experience, it is still hard to describe all… Read More →

Ground beef from grass-fed and grain-fed cattle: Does it matter? « Department of Animal Science

This is an article by Dr. Stephen Smith prepared for the Department of Animal Science ANSC Monthly stating his thoughts about the healthfulness of grass- versus grain-fed beef. JWS By Stephen B. Smith, Ph.D. Regents Professor, Department of Animal Science The internet is awash in websites proclaiming the nutritional benefits of ground beef from grass-fed cattle. However, researchers in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University have published the only two research studies that actually compared the effects of ground beef from grass-fed cattle and traditional,… Read More →

Lindsey Mehall receives Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Student Teaching Award

COLLEGE STATION – Lindsey Mehall was one of three graduate students in the Department of Animal Science who were recipients of the 2013 Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Teaching Award, in recognition of their important contributions as graduate students to the undergraduate student experience. Mehall was presented the award during the department’s Christmas luncheon held Dec. 17 at the AgriLife Center. Members of the Edwards family were in attendance at the award presentation. The Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Teaching Award was created in remembrance of Dr. Edwards, who served as associate head for… Read More →

Beef 101 dates announced for 2014

Beef 101 is a three-day intensive hands-on program designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. This workshop has become known as the leading educational program for basic information about the beef industry provided anywhere in the United States. Beef 101 has been conducted for the past 20 years in the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science facilities and is currently offered three times yearly. 2014 Beef 101 Workshops When: May 13-15, 2014, June 24-26, 2014 and December 3-5, 2014… Read More →