International Goat Research Center

International Goat Research Center

The Other White Milk…GOAT MILK

Although the American Dairy Goat Association declares that goat milk contains more riboflavin and phosphorus than cow milk, goat milk has not gained popularity in the United States among milk drinkers. Around the world, populations consume goat milk for its taste and nutrients. According to the USDA, Texas has the largest number of goats in [...]

Strengthening Communication Skills of Agricultural Students

Members of the Animal Systems Research Group are collaborating with Drs. Holli Leggette-Archer and Theresa P. Murphrey from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University. Leggette-Archer and Murphrey recently received a Higher Education Challenge grant from the USDA to strengthen communication skills of agricultural students. The goal is to prepare [...]

Eight and Ninth graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD Visit

8th and 9th graders from Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD visited our campus on Thursday August 3, 2017. Part of their visited included the International Goat Research Center and the Green House area. Mr. Scott Horner, Ms. Chandra Adams, and Williams Foxworth, and Alphina Ho-Watson interacted with the students and gave them an overview [...]

Scientists from Mexico Visit to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

On June 29, 2017 a contingent of scientists from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga (ITA) from the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico toured the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center farm on the campus of Prairie View A&M University as part of their tour of the Prairie View A&M University campus. The ITA is one [...]

Newton Chairs Agriculture Research Service Panel

Gary R. Newton, Director of the International Goat Research Center and Leader of the Animal System, was selected by the Office of National Programs to chair a USDA Agricultural Research Service review panel for the Food Animal Production National Program. The panel examined and scored research plans centered on production practices, including stress, in cattle, [...]

Prairie View A&M Livestock Show Team Wins

On March 6-8, twelve Prairie View A&M Livestock Show Team members and 24 dairy goats from the International Goat Research Center (IGRC) competed at the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The team brought back numerous ribbons, as well as trophies for having the outstanding dairy herd, and Junior (kid) and Senior (Milker) group of [...]

Livestock Club Assists with American Dairy Goat Judges Training

On Sunday, October 30, seven members of the PVAMU Livestock Club travelled to Bastrop, TX to assist with the American Dairy Goat Association’s judges training conference. The students were able to learn about the points of dairy goat conformation and how to select the best show animals, as well as how to prepare and present [...]

Eight CAHS Undergraduates Participate in the R.O. Berry Memorial Lecture

Several Undergraduates and members of the International Goat Research Center attended the 22nd Annual R.O. Berry Memorial Lecture in Reproductive Immunology, held in Navasota, TX on October 21, 2016.  The keynote speaker for the Lecture was Gil Mor, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine.  He captivated an [...]

Short Course on Goat Reproductive Management Offered

The International Goat Research Center (CARC) conducted a one-day “Introduction to Goat Reproductive Management” short course on September 15. Research Scientist Bill Foxworth and Research Specialist Scott Horner conducted the program with the aid of several undergraduate students. The nine attendees ranged from goat producers to veterinarians from a variety of geographic locations across the [...]

International Visitor Receives Hands-On Training In Reproductive Technologies

Nickola Metodiev, a visiting scientist from Bulgaria sponsored by The Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, visited the International Goat Research Center to receive hands-on training in reproductive technologies. He was accompanied by Carey Satterfield, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Associate Director and International Training Coordinator for The Borlaug Institute [...]