Livestock & Poultry

We provide a wide array of research-based resources, educational programming and expert advice covering topics from animal care and production to best environmental practices for livestock, including poultry, dairy and beef cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats.

Related Departments: Animal ScienceEntomology, Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management

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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, includes four diagnostic laboratories serving veterinarians, livestock producers and government agencies.

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Livestock & Poultry

Publications

Publication

This publication provides information on how to properly manage horses and cattle together in a pasture setting.

Publication

This manual explains how to evaluate horses in contests or as potential purchases.

Note: This is a paid downloadable publication.

Publication

This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.

Program

Livestock veterinary entomology is the evaluation and understanding of ectoparasites that bite and feed on livestock and companion animals, affecting animals’ thriftiness, behavior, and lifestyle.

Program

Agricultural Safety and Health Program addresses farm machinery safety, safe handling of agrochemicals, and topics related to safety in farm, ranch, and rural settings.  

Courses

Course

This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.

Course

Join Texas A&M poultry experts to learn what it takes to raise poultry for 4-H or FFA.

Course

In this course, horse owners and managers will learn about important topics related to managing the broodmare and foal.

Egg to Chick

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to learn about incubating chicken eggs and how that can be used as a science educational opportunity in the classroom. Educational activities include an in-depth discussion on egg formation, embryology, incubation, classroom experiments, and there will be a question and answer session.

All Resources on Livestock & Poultry

  • Publication

    This publication provides information on how to properly manage horses and cattle together in a pasture setting.

  • Publication

    This manual explains how to evaluate horses in contests or as potential purchases.

    Note: This is a paid downloadable publication.

  • Publication

    This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.

  • Course

    This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.

  • Course

    Join Texas A&M poultry experts to learn what it takes to raise poultry for 4-H or FFA.

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