Temple Grandin receives honorary degree from Texas A&M University

Russell Cross, Jeff Savell, Temple Grandin, Gary Smith, Kevin Pond, and Dan Hale

Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and internationally recognized authority on animal handling and autism, received an honorary degree from Texas A&M University on Friday, August 15, 2014. Dr. Grandin’s contribution to our understanding of animal and human behavior has set new standards for helping people in these diverse areas solve problems. Dr. Grandin has been on campus in the past for the Beef Cattle Shortcourse, the Rosenthal Lecture Series, and for talks on autism. She has collaborated with faculty and students in… Read More →

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty | AgriLife Today

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Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990.In addition, effective July 1, Smith also serves as a visiting professor in animal science and advisor to the president at Colorado State University, where he previously served as a university distinguished professor emeritus and occupied the Monfort Endowed Chair in… Read More →

Lindsey Mehall receives Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Lindsey Mehall

Lindsey Mehall, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Animal Science, received the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science for 2013. Lindsey is from McKinney, Texas, and she received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arkansas. This award is presented annually to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and has contributed significantly to the Meat Science Section’s teaching, research, and extension activities. Lindsey teaches ANSC 307 laboratories, assists with the ANSC 457 HACCP course, coached the Meat Science Quiz Bowl, participates… Read More →

Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship Recipients, 2014-2015

Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship winners

The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, which was begun in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is the greatest source of scholarship funds for undergraduate and graduate students interested in meat science in the U.S. Bob Ondrusek left a lasting impression and impact on so many people through his business, Columbia Packing Company in Dallas, and through his charitable and personal support of the Southwest Meat Association, FFA, 4-H, and many other association and activities. This year’s Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships were presented on July 12, 2014 at the Southwest… Read More →

Beef 101 workshop for June 24-26, 2014 completed

Hillary Henderson guiding cutting

The second Beef 101 of the year was completed on June 24-26, 2014. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Beef 101, and another full crowd was in attendance. One of the key features of Beef 101 is the cutting day. Below are some photos showing graduate students and faculty in action leading the groups through the beef fabrication exercise.

Graduate students compete/present at Reciprocal Meat Conference poster session

Rachel Glascock and Clay Eastwood

Seven Meat Science graduate students presented their research work at the poster session of the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, June 15-18, 2014. Two graduate students, Rachel Glascock and Clay Eastwood, participated in the Poster Competition. The other graduate students, Terri Blackmon, Sarah Chu, Hannah Laird, Tanner Luckemeyer, and Michael Yeater, participated in the general poster sessions. These are the titles and authors of the posters. Please contact the authors for additional information regarding the research presented at the conference. Blackmon, T.,… Read More →

Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team competes at Reciprocal Meat Conference in Madison, Wisconsin

Texas A&M University Meat Science Quiz Bowl Teams

The Texas A&M University Quiz Bowl Team competed at the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference at Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Two four-member teams went deep in the double-elimination tournament before they were eliminated. In true 12th Man tradition, Emily Mahalitc joined the Ohio State University team to help them field a four-member team. Members of the 2014 team were  David-Elias Bayona, San Antonio, Texas; Andrew Fry, Dumas, Texas; Emery Kunze, LaCoste, Texas; Emily Mahalitc, Eagle Lake, Texas; Shelby Martin, Llano, Texas; Ashley Miller, League… Read More →

Pork 101™ held at Texas A&M University, May 20-22, 2014

Crystal Waters and group

The American Meat Science Association Pork 101™ was held at Texas A&M University on May 20-22, 2014 with a great group of participants from around the country. Below is the agenda for the program along with some photos depicting different aspects of the activities that go on during this three-day program. Thanks to graduate students, Mark Frenzel, Leslie Frenzel, Lindsey Mehall, Crystal Waters, Helen Kline, Hillary Henderson, Michael Berto, Clay Eastwood, Michael Yeater, Dhafer Ibrahim, and Tanner Luckemeyer, and undergraduate students, Emery Kunze, Emily Mahalitc, Courtney Boykin, and… Read More →

25th anniversary of Beef 101 kicks off with May class

Crystal Waters leading Beef 101 group

The first Beef 101 was held at Texas A&M University in 1989 at the request of the Texas Beef Council to help its staff better understand the product that it was responsible to market. Word spread about the program, and beef council staff from other states requested that another program be held the next year. As more people learned about Beef 101, yearly classes were conducted until finally, for some time now, we now have three classes a year. Beef industry personnel from every facet and from all… Read More →

Eastwood receives Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Graduate Award

Clay Eastwood

Clay Eastwood, a master’s of science student in the Meat Science Section in the Department of Animal Science, received the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Graduate Student Award, for the Animal Science major, at the recent awards ceremony. Eastwood is from New Braunfels, Texas, and she received her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. Her master’s work focused on quality assessment of beef when multiple pathogen interventions had been applied. Gamma Sigma Delta was initiated at the Ohio State University on December 1, 1905 under the name Delta Theta… Read More →