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June, 2012 Archive

Tech ranch horse team continues successful legacy at national competition

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Texas Tech’s Ranch Horse Team placed second at the American Stock Horse Association National Collegiate Championship Show in Amarillo. During the two-day event in mid-April the Red Raiders competed against 12 colleges and more than 100 individual competitors from across the country. (more…)


Years and years of testing ahead for bacteria in beef that ‘don’t behave’

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Beef producers have become quite successful at detecting and preventing contamination of E. coli 0157:h7 in their raw beef products — that’s thanks to years of experience after the Shiga toxin-producing bacterial strain (STEC) was first declared as an adulterant in raw beef in 1994. (more…)


AAEC alum unveils story of father’s tragic death in new book, By His Own Blood

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

A California-based alum from Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics has authored his first book – “By His Own Blood.” The work by John Montandon is an account of his father’s horrific death and the author’s search for answers and healing. (more…)


AEC’s Bogle honored by International Broadcasters IdeaBank in Ottawa

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

A senior from Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications has been selected to receive a prestigious 2012 International Broadcasters IdeaBank Scholarship. Lauren Bogle of Dexter, NM, was notified of the $7,500 scholarship in May at the group’s annual international meeting in Ottawa, Canada. (more…)


Salmonella-focused research poster takes first at Reciprocal Meat Conference

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

A Texas Tech Department of Animal and Food Sciences doctoral student was awarded first place today (June 18) in the Ph.D. division of the research poster contest at the 2012 Reciprocal Meat Conference in Fargo, N.D. (more…)


Texas Tech’s women rodeo team wins first national championship in Wyoming

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Texas Tech women’s rodeo team made school history late Saturday (June 16) night, winning its first national championship at the 64th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. (more…)


Food-borne illnesses drop, but more work needed on salmonella pathogens

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The incidence of food-borne illness in the United States dropped by nearly a quarter since the late 1990s, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers found that the overall incidence of six common food-borne pathogens was 23 percent lower in 2010 than in the years between 1996 and 1998. (more…)