Ryan B. Cox

Associate Professor-Meat Science
155D Haecker Hall
1364 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6118
+1 612 624 3063


  • Ph.D., Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, 2008
  • M.S., Animal Science, Auburn University, 2004
  • B.S., Animal Science, Auburn University, 2002

Research Interests

  • Value-added animal product processing and safety
  • Feeding biofuel by-products to livestock and effect on meat quality and safety
  • Pre-harvest effects on meat quality: The effect of alternative finishing systems on the consumer perception of quality
  • Processed meat technology: Alternative methods to providing safe and wholesome products to the consumer


  • ANSC 1511-Animal Proudctus for the Consumer (guest lecturer)
  • ANSC 2012-Livestock and Carcass Evaluation (guest lecturer)
  • ANSC 4099-Poultry Production (guest lecturer)
  • ANSC 4601-Pork Production Systems Management (guest lecturer)
  • ANSC 8211-Animal Growth and Development (guest lecturer)
  • CVM 6796-Advanced Feedlot Herd Health (guest lecturer)
  • FScN 4332-Food Processing Operations (guest lecturer)
  • FScN 8331-Food Proteins (guest lecturer)


  • Animal Harvesting, Processing and Food Safety
  • Beef U Workshop
  • BBQ Spring Training Workshop
  • Cattle Harvest Day Workshop
  • Deer Processing Workshop
  • HACCP, Sanitation and Auditing Workshop
  • Intercollegiate Meats Judging Workshop
  • Meat Science 101 Evening Course
  • Meat Science for Consumers and Youth
  • Meat Science for Livestock Producers
  • Meat Science for Meat Processors
  • Minnesota Beef Expo
  • Minnesota State Fair Processed Meat Championship
  • University of Minnesota Value-Added Meat Processing Workshop

Honors & Awards

  • Annual Honored Guest and Lecturer, Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention, 2011
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honor Society, Inducted Spring, 2007
  • American Meat Science Association, Graduate Student Poster Competition, 2004
  • Auburn University Meat Science Association, Scholarship Recipient, 2003 and 2004
  • Auburn University Meat Science Association, Golden Cleaver Award, 2002
  • Auburn University Meat Science Association, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2002
Dr. Ryan Cox