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Meat Lab

The Meat Lab processes and merchandizes meat from its teaching, Extension and research missions. Meat is NOT sold from research projects that may compromise food safety. The Meat Lab is a fully inspected facility and all animals and meat products must pass government inspection before being sold. All beef is aged to maximize tenderness and flavor. Most products are sold frozen to ensure high quality and longer shelf life.

The SDSU Meat Lab manager is Adam Rhody. They also employ several undergraduate students to work throughout the year, who are given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of harvest, fabrication, processing, and sales.

Meat Orders: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sales Hours: Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. no cutting after 4:30 p.m.

Contact Number: 605.688.5925

Location: West end of Animal Science Complex, corner of Medary Avenue and North Campus Drive

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.

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Meat Science Minor

The Meat Science minor is designed for students seeking careers in the meat and food industry including research and product development, quality assurance, food safety, fresh meat processing, meat product manufacturing, and government service. Students learn product characteristics, product development, production, food safety, and marketing of fresh and processed meats.

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Specialized Staff - Meat