Spring brings carcass shows

Courtney Boykin, Dan Hale, Katherine Salom, and Davey Griffin

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 →

Hale selected to receive Distinguished Achievement Award | AgriLife Today

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Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive a 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development. The award is given by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students, which selected 24 outstanding members of the school’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented… Read More →

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

Jeff Savell instructing pork cutting

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

FFA and 4-H members learning about meat judging

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

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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

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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 →

Beef fit for a Queen…literally!

Alan Healy, Jeff Savell, and David from Aubrey Allen

I am spending two weeks traveling through England learning more about its production, marketing, merchandising, and sustainability programs for the meat industry. One great tour was of Aubrey Allen, one of the top-end butchers here in the United Kingdom, and most importantly, the butcher who received the Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen, as suppliers of meat, poultry, and game. This warrant took effect on January 1, 2013 resulting from the company supplying the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham, and Her Majesty’s other private… Read More →

Savell named university distinguished professor

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COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Jeffrey Savell, a faculty member in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was recently named university distinguished professor. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is one of the highest honors given to Texas A&M University System faculty. Savell is a Regents Professor and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder in the Department of Animal Science and holder of the Cintron University Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. Savell became the third member of the animal science faculty to receive this honor. Dr. Fuller… Read More →

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

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  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

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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 →