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Texas Tech researchers, students help overhaul New Zealand beef market

Texas Tech researchers, students help overhaul New Zealand beef market

The success of Texas Tech University’s research in meat science and quality is no secret to West Texas or even the state. Now the value of that research is being tasted around the world. Specifically, New Zealand’s beef industry recently has been overhauled by research completed through Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences.  more »

 

Texas Tech scientist raises concern of using beta agonists in beef cattle

Texas Tech scientist raises concern of using beta agonists in beef cattle

Use of certain animal drugs known as beta agonists in cattle production has received considerable national attention. A Texas Tech University veterinary epidemiologist has found that although there are significant societal benefits to the practice, an increase in death loss of cattle raises questions about welfare implications of its use.  more »

 

Global Perspective; Tech’s Plant & Soil Science Department hosts Borlaug Fellow

Global Perspective; Tech’s Plant & Soil Science Department hosts Borlaug Fellow

This fall, Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science is hosting a Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellow. In this case, it’s Egypt’s Mahmoud Mohamed Abdalla Mahmoud who’ll be spending three months alongside his Tech mentor, Theo Udeigwe, an assistant professor of soil chemistry.  more »

 

AFS senior Graysen Ortega takes top honors in undergraduate research contest

AFS senior Graysen Ortega takes top honors in undergraduate research contest

Graysen Ortega has always been one to jump at new opportunities. Competing in the Minority Access National Role Models Conference’s Undergraduate Research Competition was no different for the Texas Tech senior food science major. He was named the winner of the biomedical and biological sciences category last month (Sept. 29) at the Washington, D.C. meeting.  more »

 

AFS graduate student Hergenreder honored for standout research poster

AFS graduate student Hergenreder honored for standout research poster

A graduate student within Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences earned third place honors for her research poster at the ‘Innovate, Innovations in Animal Growth and Health: The Next Generation of Cell Biology Conference.’ Jerilyn Hergenreder was presented the honor in Braselton, Georgia, last week (Sept. 22-24).  more »

 

Research team launches sweeping lesser prairie-chicken predictive model study

Research team launches sweeping lesser prairie-chicken predictive model study

Research by wildlife scientists at Texas Tech University focusing on large-scale landscape and environmental changes could bring new hope to getting a better handle on the fate of the fast-disappearing lesser prairie-chicken. Scientists have estimated that the bird has experienced as much as a 97 percent decline in population size from historic levels.  more »

 

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation holds Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation holds Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day

A program aimed at connecting today’s producers and consultants with the latest market, policy and research information was the focus of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation’s annual ‘Pioneers in Agriculture Field Day’ on Thursday (Aug. 15) at the Floyd County Unity Center in Muncy.  more »