Meat Science Research

Meat science research at the University of Minnesota addresses the changing needs of the meat industry and current issues facing meat animal producers. Meats research is conducted in a modern meat processing facility capable of processing both red meat and poultry species. Current research topics include:

  • Value-added animal product processing and safety
  • Effects of feeding biofuel by-products to livestock on meat quality and safety
  • Pre-harvest effects on meat quality
  • Processed meat technology