Texas Tech University

Animal & Food Sciences

AFS BuildingBurnet Center Home of ChampionsHonduras Research GroupResearchRodeo 3Block and Bridle Little InternationalCOWamongus!Meat JudgingResearch in the Bahamas

Discovering Solutions, Empowering Students, Serving Society

Welcome to Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The department is home to approximately 500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. It is housed in a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility which features five specialized teaching and research labs, the largest retail meat cooler on a university campus and a retail store, "COWamongus!"

Many faculty members are leading researchers in their respective fields, including food science, food safety, muscle biology, nutrition, animal wellbeing, breeding and genetics, physiology and with specialties in cattle, horse, sheep & goats, and swine.

Featured Program: The Therapeutic Riding Center

Therapeutic The Equestrian Center: Therapeutic Program Donations

Cattle The Burnett Center: Map & General Information

Research at Burnett Center

Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Judging Camps: All sessions are full
  • Summer I Classes Begin: June 7
  • 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program: July 5-8
  • Youth Beef 706 Program: July 6-7 (application)
  • Summer II Classes Begin: July 12

In the News

AFS's Charlie Snider named 55th Masked Rider for the upcoming academic year

Four Keys; USDA Discovery Zone teaches kids about importance of food safety

Johnson leads study examining ways to increase marbling in beef

A Good Run; Texas Tech livestock, wool judging teams wrap up spring season

AFS's Baggerman receives NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award

Meet the Students

Sam Spradlin
Animal Science

Erin Beyer
Food Science

Lauren Onderdonk
Animal Science, Pre-Vet Option


Animal & Food Sciences