Category Archives: Meat Judging

Voegele receives NAMA Scholarship Foundation Grant, Bush Presidential Library Undergraduate Travel Grant

Hope Voegele, an undergraduate student in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, received a scholarship grant from the NAMA Scholarship Foundation in the amount of $2,250 at the Annual Convention of the North American Meat Association held March 19-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, Calif. In addition to the scholarship, she received a $500 travel grant from the association to attend the convention where she assisted with several activities as a way to network with key meat industry leaders. Hope also was selected by the College of… Read More →

Meat Judging exposes students to the meat industry « Department of Animal Science

A wonderful write-up of the excellent opportunities for students to see the meat industry while on the meat judging team.  JWS By Davey Griffin, Ph.D. Professor, Extension Meat Specialist and Coordinator of the Meat Judging Team When students tell parents, fellow students and friends they are on the Texas A&M University Meat Judging Team, they typically get a blank stare followed by the question ”what does one do on a meat judging team?”  Although the team members have plenty of experience, it is still hard to describe all… Read More →

Rollstock packaging machine is the newest addition to the Rosenthal Meat Center

The Rosenthal Meat Center has increased its ability to teach packaging technologies through the recent addition of a fully automated Rollstock Packaging Machine. The Rollstock machine is a state-of-the-art packaging system that will vacuum package all types of products. The machine was donated by Texas Meat Purveyors (a division of Freedman Foodservice, LP) in San Antonio, Texas through their General Manager, Dwayne Padalecki. Dwayne is a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of ’86 (Animal Science), a member of the 1984 TAMU Meat Judging Team, and a… Read More →

Aggies named to All American Meat Judging Team

Three members of the Meat Judging Team, Mallorie Phelps, Jessie Hoffman and James Boyd Vaughan, were named to the 2013 All American Meat Judging Team during the International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held Nov. 17 at Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Neb. For the past ten years AMSA has recognized students for their performance in Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contests and their grade point average by selecting them for All American Meat Judging Teams. In addition, Andrew Fry was chosen as the winner of the Rachel Hamilton Memorial “Spirit”… Read More →

Student Profile — Meagan Igo | Department of Animal Science

This post highlights several of our current departmental graduate students including Meagan Igo who now works for the American Meat Science Association. JWS. The Department of Animal Science offers a solid graduate program supported by a current curricula, faculty mentors who are well-known experts in their field of study, and the animal and facility resources needed to excel  in a successful research program. On average, more than 120 students are enrolled in graduate studies, seeking either a master’s or doctorate degree in animal breeding, animal science or physiology… Read More →

Texas A&M University Meat Judging Team wins American Royal contest

The Texas A&M University Meat Judging Team won the American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held in Omaha, Nebraska on October 20, 2013. The team practiced at the Rosenthal Meat Center, Tyson Beef (Amarillo, TX), Cargill Beef (Schuyler, NE), and the University of Nebraska before competing in the contest. Overall team rankings were: 1st Texas A&M University (4038) 2nd Texas Tech University (4020) 3rd Angelo State University (3984) 4th Colorado State University (3984) 5th University of Illinois (3979) Team placings: 5th in beef grading 2nd (tied for 1st) in… Read More →

Texas A&M Students Win AABP Quiz Bowl Championship – Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

We congratulate Bryan Weaver, a former B.S. animal science student and meat judging team member, and John David Nicholson, a former B.S. and M.S. student in the Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, for their accomplishments in this quiz bowl competition.  JWS The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Student Quiz Bowl team from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) won the national quiz bowl competition at the 46th Annual Conference of the AABP on Friday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team members… Read More →

Meagan Igo joining American Meat Science Association as Youth Programs Coordinator

This is the press release from the American Meat Science Association announcing that Meagan Igo will be joining the association mid-summer. AMSA is excited to announce Meagan Igo will be joining the AMSA team July 1st as the Youth Programs Coordinator. In her position, Igo will be serve as the primary staff support to the current Intercollegiate and 4-H meat judging programs and will accelerate progress in enhancing and expanding education for future generations of meat scientists, including primary, secondary and university levels. Meagan Igo is currently completing her… Read More →

Amanda Smith receives Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award

  Amanda Smith, a recent Master of Science graduate in the Department of Animal Science with Graduate Certificates in Meat Science and Food Safety, received the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science for 2012. This award is presented annually to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and has contributed significantly to the Meat Science Section’s teaching, research, and extension activities.  While completing her masters’ degree, Amanda coached the Meat Judging Team, taught ANSC 307 laboratories, participated in Beef 101, Beef 706, and Pork… Read More →

Leslie Frenzel receives Distinguished Graduate Student Award in Teaching

Leslie Frenzel, Ph.D. student in the Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, received one of the Distinguished Graduate Student Awards in the category of Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony at the Memorial Student Center on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Frenzel is a native of New Berlin, Texas and is married to Mark Frenzel, also a Ph.D. student in the department. Each year, the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University recognizes up to 15 graduate students to receive Distinguished Graduate Student Awards in one of three categories:… Read More →