What I have gained from Meat Judging
To my option, I am already attending the best school in the country with the most recognizable Agriculture program known to the world. Not to brag about our Animal Science program but we are surrounded by the best of the best in their respective subject. Our Animal Science program has a great culture, a magnificent environment, and we are all family. Those are the exact reason why I choose to pursuit Meat Judging; I knew I was going to be around the best of the best.
First and foremost, Meat Judging has been around since the 1920s. The concept of Meat Judging is to train individuals to distinguish differences in the relative value of various meat cuts. However, the beneficial value of involvement goes much further than determining the compositional and quality differences of carcasses.
When I decided to try Meat Judging, I had no idea as to what I was getting myself into and how it will help me with my overall goal of helping third world countries with their food supply. I am majoring in Animal Science Meat Science Business Option because I have a goal to achieve and learning about Agriculture will help me achieve that goal. The remarkable thing about Meat Judging is you do not need prior experience to be part of the Meat Judging Team, but the experience is always good. When I started judging meat I did not have any experience therefore everything was new to me.
Even though my knowledge for Meat Judging was extremely limited, I was in the best Agriculture department in the country with the best coaches, teachers and most of all I had the smartest and greatest teammates anyone could ever ask. Over the past year and a half, my teammates and coaches have spent a lot of time together. Therefore, we became a family. We are the 2017 Texas Tech Meat Judging family. It was a blessing and a pleasure to spend all those endless hours of practice and road trips. I had some of the best moment of my life around my teammates, and my coaches.
We won the Internation Meat Judging contest due to the greatest coaches that we could ever ask for, but Texas Tech also had some of the best Meat Judgers that ever step foot in the cooler. It was beyond words as to how impress I was to see the best of the best maintaining their level of excellence. I was truly blessed to be part of this great and unbelieve team.
Additionally, the purpose of Meat Judging is to win ultimately. Overall, winning is just a small part of the Meat Judging. Judging has prepared me for the future, waking up at 4 AM in the morning will get me ready for the workforce or graduating school, evaluating the carcasses and various beef cuts have improved my attention to details as it pertains to my homework, my exams, or how I prepare myself on a daily basis. I am a part of the agriculture world, and the focus that I have in small detail can either save a life or someone may lose their life because of my error.