Hale, Daniel individual record
Professor and Extension Specialist

Dr. Hale interprets and extends information on diet/health, food safety, livestock growth and meat science to consumers, youth, health professionals, retailers, food service managers, packers, processors and livestock producers. He also performs industry applied meat science research, and he is a member of the faculty of food science and technology. Hale has worked with the National Consumer Retail Beef Study, the National Market Basket Survey and the Beef Tenderness Survey, which examined supplies of beef offered at the retail meat case and determined what consumers want in meat products. He also contributes information to many national consumer magazines. Hale is a member of the Texas FoodSafe team, an interdisciplinary group of Extension specialists who examine human food safety issues and agricultural practices. He also works in the area of beef quality assurance, coordinating a web-cd interactive training program.

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Academic Articles42
  • Olson, C. A., Carstens, G. E., Herring, A. D., Hale, D. S., Kayser, W. C., & Miller, R. K. (2019). Effects of temperament at feedlot arrival and breed type on growth efficiency, feeding behavior, and carcass value in finishing heifers.. J Anim Sci. 97(4), 1828-1839.
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  • Boykin, C. A., Eastwood, L. C., Harris, M. K., Hale, D. S., Kerth, C. R., Griffin, D. B., ... Savell, J. W (2017). National Beef Quality Audit – 2016: Survey of carcass characteristics through instrument grading assessments. Journal of Animal Science. 95(7), 3003-3003.
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  • Boykin, C. A., Eastwood, L. C., Harris, M. K., Hale, D. S., Kerth, C. R., Griffin, D. B., ... Savell, J. W (2017). National Beef Quality Audit–2016: In-plant survey of carcass characteristics related to quality, quantity, and value of fed steers and heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 95(7), 2993-2993.
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  • Davis, K. M., Smith, T., Bolt, B., Meadows, S., Powell, J. G., Vann, R. C., ... Riley, D. G (2015). Technical note: Digital quantification of eye pigmentation of cattle with white faces. Journal of Animal Science. 93(7), 3654-3660.
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Conference Papers1
  • Dean, D. T., Herring, A. D., Sawyer, J. E., & Hale, D. S Use of ultrasound in combination with calf background information to predict beef carcass traits.. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 84, 39-39.
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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service; Animal Science; 2471 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-2471