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Southern Section convenes in San Antonio

February 8, 2016 – The first of the 2016 ASAS sectional meetings kicked off this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. Yesterday’s program at the 2016 ASAS Southern Section Meeting included an Academic Quadrathlon (AQ) competition and a standing-room-only cow-calf symposium. Read more

2016 Southern Section AQ 1st place Texas A&M

Texas A&M tops Southern Section AQ

February 8, 2016 – Congratulations to the undergraduate team from Texas A&M University! The team took top honors at the Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon, held in conjunction with the 2016 ASAS Southern Section Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Winning team members include Sierra Francis, Logan Speck, Erika Wiggs and Madelyn Wilson.

Second place went to Louisiana State University, followed by the University of Arkansas in third place. Hats off to all 10 teams in this year’s competition! Read more

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Meet our Australian interns

February 8, 2016 – ASAS welcomed two communications interns from Australia this month. Please join us in welcoming Holly Webb and Chloe Mitchell!  Read more

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Horn honored with Distinguished Service Award

February 9, 2016 – Dr. Gerald W. Horn received the Southern Section Distinguished Service Award this week during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Southern Section, held Feb. 6-9,  in San Antonio, Texas. Read more »


Lehmkuhler receives Extension Award

February 9, 2016 – Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler received the Southern Section Extension Award this week during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Southern Section, held Feb. 6-9,  in San Antonio, Texas.  Read more »


Young Scientists honored at Southern Section

February 9, 2016 – Two Outstanding Young Animal Scientists were honored this week during the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Southern Section, held Feb. 6-9, in San Antonio, Texas.

The Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist – Education Award was given to Dr. Carolyn E. Huntington, Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Lecturer at Auburn University. Outstanding Young Animal Scientist – Research was awarded to Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, Beef Cattle Specialist in the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida. Read more »


Bill E. Kunkle Interdisciplinary Beef Symposium

February 9, 2016 – The Bill E. Kunkle Interdisciplinary Beef Symposium drew a good crowd yesterday at the 2016 ASAS Southern Section Meeting in San Antonio. Researchers from several institutions discussed mineral and vitamin nutrition of cattle fed forage-based diets and its influence on reproduction, immune function, health, carcass characteristics and meat quality. Read more »


See you next year in Tennessee!

February 9, 2016 – The 2016 Southern Section Meeting wraps up today in San Antonio. Attendance at this year’s meeting bested last year’s record-setting number. The number of registrants for this year’s meeting was 295. This total includes 63 undergraduates, 85 graduate students and 147 professional members. Read more »