Three students from the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University were among 20 international students to attend the student program as bursary recipients at this year’s International Livestock Congress – Calgary held in Calgary, Canada on July 10, 2013. The students were Clay Eastwood, a graduate student pursuing her M.S. degree in Animal Science, and Cameron Olson and Jessie Hoffman, who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees in Animal Science.
The congress, which focused on promoting the beef industry, was an opportunity for students to meet and network with beef industry leaders as well as fellow students from around the globe. The program allowed students to tour a wide array of industry facilities and meet with several Canadian beef industry leaders. The congress provided students with an invaluable experience to expand their knowledge and scope of the beef industry, especially on an international scale.