Our mission is to foster scientific discoveries in animal agriculture and biology, inspire original thinking and the art of discovery through innovative education and service, therby enriching the lives of students, scientists, and society.

peperoni, students from Bucky's Butchery photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
lambs at arlington, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
CALS day for kids, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS
Dan Schaefer advising incoming freshman, photo courtesy UWMadisonCALS


Congratulations Kory! NAMI
Congratulations to Kory Anderson on receiving the NAMI Scholarship Foundation Rosemary Mucklow Scholarship. Scholarships are merit based and presented annually to accomplished students pursuing education that will lead to a career in the meat industry.

Goodbye Robby!

Robby Weyker farewell party July 25, 2018 Robby Weyker's last day at the Meat Lab was Thursday, July 26. Robby is off to big adventures at Kerry Ingredients and will be missed by all his colleagues.

Morgan Larson is the Assistant Meat Lab Manager. Morgan, a Senior in Dairy Sci, has worked with Robby in the Meat Lab for 3 yrs. She will supervise the student staff in the Meat Lab, maintain meat processing operations, and work with Jeff Sindelar and Dan Schaefer to maintain regulatory compliance and interact with extramural and intramural users of the Meat Lab. Morgan is enthused to assume these responsibilities and we are pleased to have her in this position. She can be reached at 262-1793 or mlarson22@wisc.edu

Recent publications:

Eprinomectin from a sustained release formulation adversely affected dung breeding insectsNieman, C. C., K. D. Floate, R.-A. Düring, A. P. Heinrich, D. K. Young, and D. M. SchaeferPLoS ONE 2018 13(8): e0201074.

Investigation of a worker death while agitating manure in a non-enclosed storageShutske, J. M., D. Schaefer, R. Larson, K. Erb, C. Skjolaas, S. Leonard, J. Nelson, E. Binversie, and S. Rifleman.J Agromedicine 2018 23:10-19

Reproduction in domestic ruminants during the past 50 yr: discovery to application. Smith MF, Geisert RD, Parrish JJ.J Anim Sci. 2018 Jun 29;96(7):2952-2970.

Melatonin promotes Cashmere goat (Capra hircus) secondary hair follicle growth: A view from integrated analysis of long non-coding and coding RNAs. Ge W, Wang SH, Sun B, Zhang YL, Shen W, Khatib H, Wang X. Cell Cycle. 2018 Jun 12.