Animal & Food Sciences
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 researched 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.
Meet the Students
National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest: March 31-April 2
TTU Invitational Contests: April 5 Register at www.judgingcard.com.
TTU Area FFA Contests: April 12
AFS Spring Banquet: April 12
TTU State FFA and District 4-H Contests: April 26
Youth Beef 706 Program: June 3-4
Click here for more information and the application.
Meat, Livestock and Wool Judging Camps: June 5-7 Click here to download the registration form.
Livestock Judging Camp 2: June 15-17 Click here to download the registration form.
4-H Livestock Ambassador Program: July 21-23 Click here for more information and the application.
Research at Burnett Center
In the News
Temple Grandin heads speaker list for upcoming animal welfare meeting at Tech
Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences will host a mini-symposium featuring presentations on beta agonists and animal welfare on Tuesday (Feb. 18) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Texas Tech Club.
CASNR Distinguished & Young Alumni Awards honor seven standout alums
Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored six distinguished alumni on Monday (Feb. 10) at the university's McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.
Judging Teams Begin Year with Strong Outings
Texas Tech University's meat, wool and livestock judging teams once again proved that Texas Tech's judging program is one of the most consistent and competitive in the nation at the recent National Western Stock Show held in Denver.
Department of Animal and Food Sciences utilizes new iCEV teaching technology
Tech's animal and food sciences department is currently using iCEV for a section of their general animal science course.
Student Spotlight: Student Wins International Horse Show Title
Texas Tech University student Ashley Lembke was four when she mounted a horse for the first time. Now she is an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) world champion.
Jackson, Woolley tapped for Stockmen's Educational Foundation Fellowships
Two standout students from Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences have been selected to receive International Stockmen's Educational Foundation Travel Fellowships to the International Livestock Congress.
Strategy to fight salmonella outlined; Texas Tech part of $700,000 USDA grant
Texas Tech's International Center for Food Safety Excellence is part of a broad effort to develop detection and surveillance networks to help protect from future outbreaks of salmonella bacteria.
Fearless Champion: The Horse Behind the Tradition
(VIDEO by the Alumni Association)
Mindy Brashears featured in new Texas Monthly advertising campaign
Brashears is highlighted in this month's Texas Monthly (Every Day, I am a Red Raider; December 2013; pg. 191). She believes the technology can have a huge impact on food security, which could mean providing the world with a safe, abundant food and water supply.
Texas Tech meat science students get creative with final projects (FOX34 News)
Creating your own original recipe and then putting it into an original product is what students in the Texas Tech meat science program were challenged with.