Meat Judging Team

FullSizeRender (002)The Meat Judging Team consists of intelligent, dedicated, and talented sophomore and junior students interested in competition, representing the Department of Animal Science, and being dedicated to our program.  In the fall semester students interested in participating on the team will enroll in ANSC 317 Meat Selection, Evaluation, and Grading.  ANSC 317 is designed to teach and prepare students for upcoming competitions.  The subsequent spring and fall semesters the students will compete in seven competitions across the United States. The Spring semester consists of the National Western, Greeley, CO, Southwestern, Fort Worth, TX, HLSR, Houston, TX and the Fall semester consists of the Eastern National, Wyalusing, PA, American Royal, Omaha, NE, High Plain, Friona, TX, and the International, Dakota, City, NE.  Intercollegiate Meat Judging teams will compete in the following areas: Quality and Yield Grading (15 beef carcasses), 5 Reasons Classes (Beef carcass, Beef Cuts, Pork Carcass, Pork Cuts, and Lamb Carcass classes), Specifications (10 beef, lamb, or pork cuts), and 5 Placing Classes (Value Based Pricing, Beef Cuts, Pork Carcass, Pork Cuts, and Lamb Carcass classes).

FullSizeRenderThe Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Program is coordinated by Dr. Leslie Frenzel and coached by meat science graduate students.  For more information, please contact Dr. Leslie Frenzel via email: lesliefrenzel@tamu.edu or 979-845-7616.  To keep up to date on the current meat judging team, please join our Facebook group: Texas A&M Meat Judging Team

Program Mission Statement

  • Development of nationally recognized program by creating learning opportunities for the next generation of meat industry leaders.
  • Train the next generation of critical-thinking meat industry leaders using high impact experiences to promote leadership, teamwork, and discipline.
The 1st Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team was coached by Mr. Murphey in 1938. The team competed in the Southwestern: 1st and the American Royal: 3rd.

The 1st Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team was coached by Mr. Murphey in 1938. The team competed in the Southwestern: 1st and the American Royal: 3rd.

Click here for information regarding the 2017 Meat Judging Team Reunion!

 

  • National Champions
    • 1958-L.D. Wythe and G.T. King
    • 1966-G.C. Smith and Z.L. Carpenter
    • 1970-H.Russell Cross
    • 1971-Roger West and Brad Berry
    • 1973-Gordon Davis
    • 1979-Glen Dolezal
    • 1980-Greg Gossett
    • 1983-Davey Griffin
    • 1987-Curt Terry
    • 1988-Kirk Jones
    • 1993-Andrew Martin
    • 1998-Jennifer Wyle
    • 2000-Dave McKenna
    • 2001-Ryan Person
    • 2004-Kristin Nicholson
    • 2006-Eric Metteauer

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