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Meat Judging Team Continues Winning Streak

The team received first place at the Southwestern Livestock Show with a score of more than 4,000 points.

Written by Erin Hawes

Meat judging team with ribbons and awards.

With a 60-point lead, the team finished first in beef grading, lamb judging, overall beef, pork judging, specifications and reasons divisions. Click to Enlarge.

The Texas Tech meat judging team received first place on Feb. 7 at the Southwestern Livestock Show, more commonly known as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This is the second win for them this year.

The team took a 60-point lead, posting a score of more than 4,000 points, finished first in beef grading, lamb judging, overall beef, pork judging, specifications and reasons divisions.

We have now won 13 of the past 14 national meat judging competitions, said Mark Miller, professor and San Antonio Livestock Show Distinguished Chair in Meat Science.

“This was another exciting win for the 2010 team,” Miller said. “I could not be more proud of these nine students and the progress they have made so far.”

See the meat judging team and connect with Texas Tech on Flickr.

Four of the top-ten individuals and four of the top-ten alternates were from Texas Tech.

The top-ten individuals are as follows:

  • Trevor White, a sophomore from New Home, first place
  • Loni Woolley, a sophomore from Grandview, second place
  • Markus Miller, a sophomore from Abernathy, ninth place
  • KatieRose McCullough, a sophomore from Castle Rock, Colo., 10th place

The top-ten alternatives are as follows:

  • Nathan Reeves, a sophomore from League City, third place
  • Troy Tarpley, a sophomore from Fort Stockton, fifth place
  • Mai Lee Holmes, a sophomore from Katy, sixth place
  • Ethan Schlegel, a sophomore from Tribune, Kan., seventh place
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