Veterinary science students to represent Australia October 16, 2017 Meat judges: Veterinary science students join national meat judging team Two Murdoch veterinary science students have won the right to represent Australia at prestigious meat judging competitions in the United States. Bridie Luers and Harriet Moss beat out tough national competition to win a coveted place in the five-person Australian Meat Judging Team that will travel to the US in January. The fourth year students impressed selectors during a week of training in Queensland which involved learning the US meat grading system and an extensive paddock-to-plate tour to expand their knowledge of the red meat industry. Ms Luers who grew up on a wheat and sheep farm in Kellerberrin and is interested in becoming a feedlot veterinarians, said the experience will give her valuable exposure to the bigger picture of the whole supply chain. “As a veterinarian, it’s critical if you want to work with producers that you understand their goals and their challenges and the overall industry. “This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet industry leaders, visit feedlots and compare the scale of the operations over there with Australia.” Murdoch University Post Doctoral Fellow Dr Sarah Stewart has also been selected as a national team coach to prepare the students in their quest for international success. “I am extremely proud of Bridie and Harriet. The US tour and competitions will give them greater exposure to the red meat and pork industries as well as networking opportunities, which will be essential for their future careers as production animal veterinarians. “The ongoing investment in ag-focused students, such as Bridie and Harriet is essential for developing skills and leadership, as well as retaining talent in this sector. “By representing Australia on the international stage, it highlights Murdoch University’s expertise in the area of agricultural, veterinary and meat sciences and its commitment to the Australian meat and livestock industries. “On an industry level, the Intercollegiate Meat Judging program enriches the enthusiasm of elite undergraduate students in the meat and livestock industries of Australia and influences many to continue on and extend their careers in the veterinary, processing, marketing, lot-feeding, retail, and R&D sectors.” Explore our courses in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences. Print This Post Media contact: Eugenie Harris Tel: (08) 9360 2734 | Mobile: | Email: Eugenie.Harris@murdoch.edu.au Categories: Teaching and Learning, Future Students, Domestic students, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Research Tags: beef, intercollegiate meat judging, meat grading, meat judging, meat processing, pork, united states, veterinarian, veterinary science Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!