Scholarship established in memory of long-time Rosenthal Meat Center employee, Don “Pudge” Palmer

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Don “Pudge” Palmer, a long-time employee of the Rosenthal Meat Center, passed away March 31, 2015 after a brief illness. He will be missed by all. Don lived a servant’s life where he loved teaching and helping others. He truly cared for students and helped them in whatever they needed done. Don loved to tailgate during football season at the Rosenthal Meat Center, and he always was preparing food for the meat judging team workouts throughout the fall and spring. Food brings people together, and Don’s passion was… Read More →

Beef 101 dates announced for 2015

Brandt Poe teaching livestock evaluation during Beef 101 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. 2015 Beef 101 Workshops When: May 5-7, 2015, June 23-25, 2015, and December 9-11, 2015… Read More →

Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits | AgriLife Today

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Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat quality. “We need fat in beef to improve the eating experience,” said Dr. Stephen Smith, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University…. Read More →

Aggie Processed Meat Technology School set April 22-24, 2015 in College Station

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Mark your calendars and register for the 2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School to be held April 22-24.  According to Dan Hale, Extension Meat Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, based on input from past participants, the school has been expanded by one additional day.  The web site with a tentative schedule, more general information and registration information can be found at http://aggiemeatschool.blogspot.com/ When ask whom the school is directed towards Hale said, “anyone who wants to learn the basic science and art of making processed meat products should attend…. Read More →

Students participate in American Meat Science Association Student Leadership Conference

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The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Student Membership Board of Directors announced that 86 students from 13 universities attended the AMSA 2015 Student Leadership Conference in Springdale, Arkansas on March 13-14, 2015. Texas A&M University students who participated included Michael Berto, Courtney Boykin, Clay Eastwood, Hillary Henderson, Helen Kline, and Michael Yeater. Students began Friday morning, March 13, with tours of the Cryovac and a Tyson poultry processing plant. After the tours, students headed over to the Tyson Discovery Center where Tyson’s food technologists and chefs shared their… Read More →

Eastwood, Olson receive International Livestock Congress travel fellowships

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Graduate student Clay Eastwood and undergraduate student Cameron Olson were each chosen to attend the 2015 International Livestock Congress held March 4-5, 2015 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Eastwood and Olson were among 12 students chosen from around the world to attend the international meeting as part of the Travel Fellowship Program. This year marked the 30th anniversary of the ILC, which brought together 175 scientists and agriculturalists from 21 countries.

Pork 101 scheduled at Texas A&M University on May 19-21, 2015

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The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce that the 2015 PORK 101 courses will be held May 19-21 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and October 19-21 at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health. PORK 101 is co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) and the Southwest Meat Association… Read More →

Riley, Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky featured on CBS Sunday Morning, January 18, 2015

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Two long-term fixtures of the Rosenthal Meat Center, Ray Riley and the nationally recognized Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky, were featured on the CBS Sunday Morning program on January 18, 2015. The segment was entitled Beef Jerky: Not Just a Gas Station Staple and showed footage of Ray and the Rosenthal Meat Center staff and students making jerky and Ray discussing the history of beef jerky at Texas A&M University. Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky burst on the national scene in 2007 when the New York Times did the… Read More →

Savell presents at the Faculty Teaching Academy, January 23, 2015

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Jeff Savell, distinguished professor of animal science and E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chairholder, gave a presentation to the Faculty Teaching Academy on Friday, January 23, 2015. The title of his talk was “The Power of Story in the Classroom,” which focused on how he uses stories to complement the scientific and technical information he presents to his students. Each year the Faculty Teaching Academy (FTA), a program of the Center for Teaching Excellence, showcases award-winning faculty from a variety of disciplines.  In its 9th year, FTA continues to provide ideas… Read More →

Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team informational meeting, January 29, 2015

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Howdy! It’s that time of year! We are seeking ambitious undergraduate students interested in participating in the Intercollegiate Meat Science Quiz Bowl Competition. The event is hosted annually by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) at the Reciprocal Meats Conference (RMC), which will be held at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 14-17, 2015. The competition seeks to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate student’s desire to accumulate and retain knowledge, and to provide a forum for universities to engage in… Read More →