Dr. Joe C. Paschal (pronounced PASS-skull) is the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist stationed at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi serving 37 counties in Extension Districts 11 (Coastal Bend) and 12 (South Texas). He is responsible for Districts 10 (Southwest) and 9 (South East).
Paschal is a member of the Animal Breeding and Genetics Section in the Department of Animal Science and the Graduate Faculty at Texas A&M University. He is also an External Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He earned a bachelor’s (1977) and master’s (1982) degrees in Animal Science and a doctorate in Animal Breeding (1986) from Texas A&M University.
Paschal 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.
In addition to his regional programming responsibilities, Paschal works closely with the Rio Grande Valley Beef Improvement Association Bull Gain and Heifer Development Program and is responsible for collecting and compiling the data for the American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) Carcass Merit Program and the ABBA Bull Gain Test. He collects carcass data for various projects at STX Beef.
Paschal has published several articles, abstracts, and Extension bulletins on the economic value of beef cattle management and is a frequent writer for several weekly and monthly producer publications.
He is also a national /international judge of beef breeding and slaughter cattle, especially Brahman and Bos indicus influenced breeds. Dr. Paschal has traveled extensively internationally, especially in Mexico and Central and South America but also Australia, Africa, and Europe. He is working on beef cattle projects in the Dominican Republic and a beef production project in the Republic of Vietnam.
County Extension Agent Program Support
Assisting County Extension Agents in Agriculture and Natural Resources in planning, conducting, and evaluating their educational programs is a primary focus. Activities include research-based face to face and E-learning educational programs, ranch visits, workshops, emails, and newsletters, and include financial support of county programs.
Joe C. Paschal, Ph.D.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Corpus Christi, Texas 78406