AgriLife Extension Animal Science
Dr. Joe C. Paschal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist, assists County Extension Agents in conducting, developing, and evaluating educational programs and applied research activities in animal breeding and genetics, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing. His interests include applied beef cattle breeding and genetics including applications of genomics, tropical and subtropical cattle production systems, growth and development, and improving carcass beef quality.
AgriLife Research Beef Cattle Projects
Dr. Thomas is leading a new research program in beef cattle systems at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Beeville. This research will be a collaboration with the USDA’s project known as germplasm evaluation (GPE). The project will focus on evaluating Brahman-crosses, Beefmaster, Brangus, and Santa Gertrudis cattle in a subtropical environment.