Texas Tech Meat Judging Team


The Meat Judging Team is comprised of predominantly sophomore and junior students who are interested in developing their knowledge of the meat industry. It is open to students of any major. The team competes at national competitions including the National Western, the  Southwestern Livestock Exposition, the Houston Livestock Show, the American Royal, the Cargill High Plains and the International.

National Championships: 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015

Contact Information:
Mark Miller, Ph.D.

(806) 834-0837

Current Team Members:

Clay Bendele, a junior from Hondo
Erin Beyer, a junior from Brookshire
Morgan Boyer, a senior from Wallisville
Elizabeth Burges, a junior from Graham
Annalisa Clark, a junior from Las Cruces, N.M.
Zena Doty, a senior from La Plata, N.M.
Scotta Faulkenberry, a senior from Stephenville
Landon French, a senior from Burleson
Darby Gonzales, a junior from Hondo
Melani Howell, a junior from Seymour
Hallie Hutto, a junior from Hondo
Erin Klein, a junior from Littlefield
Kyle Lambert, a junior from Sweetwater
Madison Langemeier, a junior from Marion
Sean Morrow, a junior from Nolan
Michaela Pinder, a junior from League City
Cody Shannon, a senior from Royse City

The team is coached by Dr. Mark Miller and assisted by graduate students Bo Hutto and Dan Crownover.