November 24, 2008
Meat judging at Texas Tech dates back to 1938 when the school implemented a meat judging program in the Department of Animal Science. The first meat judging team to win national championship honors was in 1989. Click to Enlarge.
Texas Tech University is the newly crowned champion of intercollegiate meat judging. The team was named 2008 National Champion Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team Nov. 16 at the international intercollegiate competition in Dakota City, Neb.
Other top finishers in the contest were South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, which finished second through fifth, respectively.
“This win marks the team’s fifth consecutive victory,” said Mark Miller, professor of meat science and muscle biology. “They were able to reap the rewards of continually pursuing excellence by completing a perfect fall judging season.”