Texas Tech Wins 3rd Consecutive National Championship for Meat Judging Marking Its 16th Overall Win

Texas Tech meat judging contest team

Lubbock’s Texas Tech meat judging team wins the national championship for the third year in a row. What does a meat judging contest consist of? Read below to find out!

The meat judging team from the Department of Animal and Food Sciences in Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources has once again won in the 2021 American Meat Science Association International Meat Judging Contest held in Nebraska this month. This is their 16th win since 1989. Texas Tech won with a lead of 42 points against Kansas State University proving, once again, their expertise in the field.

You might be wondering what members of the meat judging team are trained to do. According to their assistant coach, Taylor Schertz, members are expected to accurately evaluate meat quality just by looking at it. This might seem like a simple task, right? However, the task is far more complicated than you might think.

“Students actually have to be able to look at a ribeye, and without using any tools, they have to be able to say how big the ribeye is in square inches, which is really crazy”, Schertz explains. This skill requires hours and hours of training as well as incredible dedication to perfect.

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