Texas A&M University Saddle & Sirloin Club​​
CLUB HISTORY
A Tradition Since 1940
Texas A&M University is built on tradition. One of the oldest and proudest traditions of the Animal Science Department is the Saddle & Sirloin Club. From 30 names listed on the original club roster, membership has increased to nearly 300 members in 2015-2016.

The club was founded by W.L. Stangl, Professor of Animal Husbandry. His goal was to provide an organized outlet for animal husbandry activities.

The club was officially named the Saddle & Sirloin Club by D.W. Williams, former Vice Chancellor of the Texas A&M College System. The club affiliated with the National Block & Bridle on May 27th, 1940.

Club membership was originally limited to junior and senior animal husbandry majors. Today, membership is open to anyone with an interest in the animal industry, regardless of major or classification.
The Saddle & Sirloin Club is housed in the Kleberg Center. This center was dedicated in 1978 in memory of Robert Justiss Kleberg, Jr., CEO of the King Ranch and creator of the Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle.
Prior to moving to the Kleberg Center, the Animal Industries building was home to the Saddle & Sirloin Club. This building was constructed in 1932 and dedicated to the "pioneer livestock men of Texas."


Currently, the club continues to promote animal agriculture by supporting departmental judging teams, hosting socials, and providing community service and education about agriculture. We hold bimonthly meetings with educational speakers to keep members informed of current events in the agricultural and livestock industries. 

Saddle and Sirloin maintains its affiliation with the National Block and Bridle Club and continues to attend the National Convention each year.

SADDLE AND SIRLOIN CLUB
Need to contact us? Please email: saddleandsirlointamu@gmail.com
 

Who We Are

We are a networking organization for those who are interested in livestock and promoting agriculture. We are one of the oldest organizations on campus and open to all majors!

What We Do

  • Community Service
  • Educational Events
  • Socials
  • Support the Judging Teams

Do you enjoy Agriculture?

Were you in 4H or FFA in high school? Are you completely new to the industry but wanting to learn more and get involved?
If you have any interest in agriculture, especially in animal agriculture, you will love the oportunities S&S offers. From educating youth about various livestock species to interacting with industry leaders and learning from their experiences, the club offers something for everyone. We have a multitude of events each year ranging from volunteer oportunities to socials. Build up your resume by being on an event committee gaining leaderhsip experience as you meet new friends and become a part of something bigger. Not only that, it is also a fantastic way to get to know your professors and begin networking throughout the Department of Animal Science and beyond!