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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


meat trailerMeat Lab to Aucion Mobile refirgerated display cooler
UW is auctioning off its Mobile Refrigerated Meat Display Trailer. The proceeds from the sale will be returned to the Meat Science and Muscle Biology laboratory to help support purchasing new equipment and instrumentation. The auction can be found at swapauction.wisc.edu.

Jeff Sindelar
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The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has honored Jeff Sindelar, associate professor of animal sciences and Extension meat specialist, with the 2017 Harry L. Rudnick Educator’s Award. The award recognizes his role as an educator of future industry leaders and his commitment to education, training and certification for the Wisconsin meat processing industry. More

Guilherme Rosa
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for receiving the Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award.

This award recognizes research and teaching excellence and provides flexible research funding for one year.

plate of meat Meat Science Building Ceremony

Friday, October 14, 2016 was a day of great celebration for the new UW Meat Science Building project. This banquet was a unique take on the traditional groundbreaking ceremony. In lieu of hard hats and gold-plated shovels, attendees wore hairnets and received stainless steel salt scoops. Rather than a traditional groundbreaking ceremony, this milestone was commemorated with a formal ham salting.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Dean Kate VandenBosch, Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel, alumnus Christopher Salm, and Extension Meat Specialist Jeff Sindelar all spoke about connections between the university and the state’s $27 billion meat industry. The menu featured products from Bucky’s Butchery, including summer sausage, beef snack sticks, braunschweiger, pepperoni, BBQ beef brisket and Bavarian-style bratwurst.

plate of meat Bucky's Butchery Featured in video

Do you prefer local foods? You can't get much more local than Bucky’s Butchery, a retail store and processing plant operated on campus by a team of UW-Madison students. All of the meat sold is produced here, as this "Forward Motion" video documents. The employees feel it's important that customers know how their meat was raised and where it's coming from. They gain extensive knowledge of many facets of the meat industry, as well as experience with customer interaction, marketing and product sales.

Summer 2016 UW Meats Newsletter Fall 2016 MEAT SCIENCE NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED

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Recent publications:

A comparison of the anti-Inflammatory Effects of Cis-9, Trans-11 Conjugated Linoleum Acid to Celecoxib in the Collagen-Induced Arthritis Model. Olson JM, Haas AW, Lor J, McKee HS, Cook ME. 2017. Lipids. 2017 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Assessing genomic prediction accuracy for Holstein sires using bootstrap aggregation sampling and leave-one-out cross validation. Mikshowsky AA, Gianola D, Weigel KA. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Jan;100(1):453-464. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11496.

Pathway-based genome-wide association analysis of milk coagulation properties, curd firmness, cheese yield, and curd nutrient recovery in dairy cattle. Dadousis C, Pegolo S, Rosa GJ, Gianola D, Bittante G, Cecchinato A. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Dec 14. pii: S0022-0302(16)30874-8.

Effects of Poor Maternal Nutrition during Gestation on Bone Development and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Activity in Offspring. Pillai SM, Sereda NH, Hoffman ML, Valley EV, Crenshaw TD, Park YK, Lee JY, Zinn SA, Govoni KE. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 12;11(12):e0168382.

Tendon transfer to unossified bone in a porcine model: potential implications for early tibialis anterior tendon transfers in children with clubfeet.. Halanski MA, Abrams S, Lenhart R, Leiferman E, Kaiser T, Pierce E, Franklin RR, Opel D, Noonan KJ, Crenshaw TD. J Child Orthop. 2016 Dec;10(6):705-714.