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Murdoch University students meat the challenge

July 18th, 2017

Murdoch University’s team returned victorious from the Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition, placing a close third behind the University of Melbourne and the Texas A&M. Third year animal science student Rachel Cruickshank and fourth year Veterinary student Bridie Luers performed exceptionally well, with Rachel crowned champion in the beef eating quality class and Bridie taking out reserve champion individual in beef carcass judging. In the team awards, Murdoch students Bridie Luers, Rachel Cruickshank, Harriet Moss and Keely McGregor took out reserve champion team in the lamb carcass judging, questions and reasons and primal ID and retail cut identification.

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Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium

August 10th, 2016

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Murdoch University is to host a conference to discuss the latest advances in agricultural research. The Murdoch Agricultural Research Symposium will be held at the University’s Perth campus on Friday, 2 September. Murdoch’s leading scientists and research students will discuss a range of topics, including advances in sheep and cattle production and welfare, acid and […]

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Murdoch students a cut above at national meat judging comp

July 13th, 2016

Animal Science student Kristy Walters excelled at the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association competition

Ten Animal Science and Veterinary undergraduates represented Murdoch University at the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association event, ranking third in the nation.

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Murdoch student urges action on food security at UN

October 29th, 2015

Laura Grubb presented at the UN Committee on Food Security

Murdoch University animal science honours student Laura Grubb has made a global call for action at a United Nations conference to help solve the issues facing modern agriculture and food security.

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Murdoch University students carve up national meat judging program

July 17th, 2015

Chad Averill duging pork hams small

Murdoch University’s largest ever team of 13 Animal and Veterinary Science students have returned home victorious from the 2015 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) Association Competition.

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Future bright for agriculture after whirlwind tour

September 5th, 2013

Murdoch University Animal Science students connected theory with hands-on industry practice on a recent five-day tour of agricultural enterprises in WA’s South-West.

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Murdoch student takes top prize for meat judging

July 17th, 2013

Second-year Animal Science student Courtney O’Sullivan has taken out the individual champion title at the 2013 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association Competition.

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Research win looks at reducing lamb browning for exports

April 4th, 2013

A PhD student from the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences has won a 2013 Science and Innovation Award to investigate the prevention of lamb meat browning due to oxidation.

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Calm cattle have a dark side

November 16th, 2012

A recent study by Murdoch University researchers has challenged the long held belief that flighty cattle are at a higher risk of producing dark, firm and dry meat.

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Boost for Aussie barbeques

March 15th, 2012

Murdoch University researchers are improving meat quality and animal welfare.

Four agricultural scientists from Murdoch University are making Aussie barbeques better.

The researchers, who are being awarded PhDs by the University, are improving meat quality and animal welfare.

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