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Meat Science

Our 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.




Meat Lab

The Meat Lab processes and merchandizes meat from its teaching, Extension and research missions. 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.

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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