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Meat Science

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of citizens of South Dakota, the United States, and the world by providing opportunities to develop skills, direction, and the drive to be successful, and by enhancing meat quality and safety and by reducing food costs.


  • Research Interests
    • Contributing to the body of knowledge in the area of beef quality
    • Mechanisms regulating beef tenderness
    • Use of optical technology to predict tenderness
    • Fetal programming as it relates to muscle and fat development
    • Cellular mechanisms controlling marbling beef cattle
    • Tenderness prediction methodologies
    • Beef tenderness improvement technologies
  • Meat Industry Links
  • Meat Science Publications

Specialized Staff - Meat