Tag Archives: Chris Kerth

2017 Center of the Plate Training held at Texas A&M University

The 2017 Center of the Plate Training, sponsored by the North American Meat Institute, was held at the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University on August 1-3, 2017. The Center of the Plate Training is designed for purchasers and sellers of meat and poultry to better understand the nomenclature and utilization of cuts for the foodservice and retail sectors. Ann Wells, Director, Education and Workforce Development, North American Meat Institute, is the coordinator of the program, and Davey Griffin, professor and Extension meat specialist, Department of Animal… Read More →

Boykin, Eastwood, and Harris present at National Beef Quality Audit workshop

Texas A&M University graduate students, Courtney Boykin, Clay Eastwood, and McKensie Harris, presented the initial findings of their research at the National Beef Quality Audit 2016 Strategy Workshop, which was held December 13-15, 2016 at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association offices in Centennial, Colorado. This is the 25th anniversary of the first National Beef Quality Audit, and the strategy workshop is a key component of the audit where representatives from the beef industry, trade associations, and government agencies come together to develop the strategies that will be used… Read More →

4-H Grilling and Smoking Workshop held June 9, 2016

The first 4-H Grilling and Smoking Workshop was held at the Rosenthal Meat Center on June 9, 2016. The workshop was coordinated by Davey Griffin with assistance from Dan Hale, Chris Kerth, and Jeff Savell from the Department of Animal Science. Lisa Fritz and Amanda Smith from H-E-B and Victoria Pilger, Jason Bagley, and Jerry McPherson from Texas Beef Council led some of the activities of the workshop. There were about 40 4-H members and adult leaders in attendance. Beef and pork anatomy overview The workshop began with Davey Griffin giving… Read More →

American Meat Science Association honors Dr. Rhonda Miller as the 2015 AMSA Distinguished Research Award Winner

CHAMPAIGN, IL, May 12, 2015— The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that Dr. Rhonda Miller, Professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Research Award.  The award was established in 1965 to recognize members with outstanding research contributions to the meat industry and is sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc.  Dr. Miller will be honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Lincoln,… Read More →

Graduate students compete/present at Reciprocal Meat Conference poster session

Seven Meat Science graduate students presented their research work at the poster session of the American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin, June 15-18, 2014. Two graduate students, Rachel Glascock and Clay Eastwood, participated in the Poster Competition. The other graduate students, Terri Blackmon, Sarah Chu, Hannah Laird, Tanner Luckemeyer, and Michael Yeater, participated in the general poster sessions. These are the titles and authors of the posters. Please contact the authors for additional information regarding the research presented at the conference. Blackmon, T.,… Read More →

Pork 101™ held at Texas A&M University, May 20-22, 2014

The American Meat Science Association Pork 101™ was held at Texas A&M University on May 20-22, 2014 with a great group of participants from around the country. Below is the agenda for the program along with some photos depicting different aspects of the activities that go on during this three-day program. Thanks to graduate students, Mark Frenzel, Leslie Frenzel, Lindsey Mehall, Crystal Waters, Helen Kline, Hillary Henderson, Michael Berto, Clay Eastwood, Michael Yeater, Dhafer Ibrahim, and Tanner Luckemeyer, and undergraduate students, Emery Kunze, Emily Mahalitc, Courtney Boykin, and… Read More →

Zoetis Beef University, October 23-25, 2013

The Zoetis Beef University program — sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health and conducted at Texas A&M University, College Station — was held on October 23-25, 2013. Key Zoetis Animal Health management and sales representatives along with key beef and dairy producers from around the U.S. were participants in this hands-on workshop, and faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Science were involved in providing instruction. Key topics included live and carcass evaluation and selection by Jason Cleere and Dan Hale; carcass fabrication with teams led by Davey… Read More →

Wiley: Handbook of Meat, Poultry and Seafood Quality, second edition – Leo M. L. Nollet, Terri Boylston, Feng Chen, et al.

Handbook of Meat, Poultry and Seafood Quality, second edition Leo M. L. Nollet (Editor), Terri Boylston (Associate Editor), Feng Chen (Associate Editor), Patti Coggins (Associate Editor), Grethe Hydlig (Associate Editor), L. H. McKee (Associate Editor), Chris Kerth (Associate Editor) ISBN: 978-0-470-95832-2 Hardcover, 576 pages September 2012, Wiley-Blackwell A great need exists for valuable information on factors affecting the quality of animal related products.  The second edition of Handbook of Meat, Poultry and Seafood Quality, focuses exclusively on quality aspects of products of animal origin, in depth discussions and recent… Read More →

Wiley: The Science of Meat Quality – Chris R. Kerth

The Science of Meat Quality Chris R. Kerth (Editor) ISBN: 978-0-8138-1543-5 Hardcover, 312 pages May 2013, Wiley-Blackwell Meat has been a long sought after source of nutrients in human diets. Its nutrient-dense composition of protein, fats, vitamins and minerals makes it an integral part to healthy and balanced diets.  As demand for meat continues to increase globally, a better understanding of efficiently producing quality meat products is becoming increasingly important.  The Science of Meat Quality provides comprehensive coverage of meat quality from the biological basis of muscle development to… Read More →

National Beef Quality Audit – 2011 articles published

Just received the email notification from the Journal of Animal Science that the three articles on the National Beef Quality Audit we had responsibility for were published in the December issue.  Here are the citations for these articles: McKeith, R. O., G. D. Gray, D. S. Hale, C. R. Kerth, D. B. Griffin, J. W. Savell, C. R. Raines, K. E. Belk, D. R. Woerner, J. D. Tatum, J. L. Igo, D. L. VanOverbeke, G. G. Mafi, T. E. Lawrence, R. J. Delmore, Jr., L. M. Christensen, S…. Read More →