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UW-Madison Announces Plans to Build Meat Science Center
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/24/2010

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have announced plans to build a new meat science lab on campus.

Slated for the 2013-2015 biennium, the project would receive $20 million in state funding. In addition, the UW-Foundation will be fundraising a matching $20 million in public funds.

Dan Schaefer, Interim Associate Dean for Instruction in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, will be leading the charge in the fundraising efforts. He says the new Center for Meat Science and Muscle Biology will give UW-Madison a unique, isolatable processing plant in which companies can validate formulas and processes without introducing pathogens into their facilities.

Designed and equipped to fully simulate industry practices, the pilot plant will allow researchers to pursue antimicrobial interventions from early post-harvest through consumer-ready meats.

The Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors announced that their organization will donate $100,000 to the efforts.

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