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Adam Murray

Ph.D. Student

I'm originally from Loudoun County in Northern Virginia where I grew up raising and showing beef cattle and hogs all across the country through the 4-H and various breed associations. In 2015 I graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in both Animal Science and Food Science before moving to College Station, Texas to pursue my Master's in Meat Science and Food Safety from Texas A&M University. While I was at Texas A&M, I was a part of the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit in addition to my thesis work examining sirloin tenderness. After graduating from Texas A&M in 2017, I returned to Virginia Tech to work towards my PhD in Ruminant Nutrition. My research interests focus on how live animal management decisions made throughout the entire lifecycle can influence meat characteristics and the consumer eating experience, so I have maintained a strong meat science component during my graduate studies. On top of my graduate work, I continue to maintain a small, primarily Angus herd at our family farm in Loudoun County that focuses on producing high quality breeding seedstock and freezer beef. I'm a diehard Hokie football fan, and welcome anyone wearing maroon and orange to my tailgates in Blacksburg!


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