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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.

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.

Texas Tech's Raider Red Meats goes whole hog for 'National Pig Day'

The animal science experts at Texas Tech University are set to celebrate all things pork here on the eve of a little-known holiday known as 'National Pig Day.' And while it might not rank up there with 'National Rubber Duckie Day' that doesn't mean the Red Raiders aren't going all out to put something tasty on the menu.