Hosted by Francisco Najar and Phil Bass

The Official Podcast of the AMSA

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MeatsPad is a platform dedicated to sharing breakthrough knowledge that is accessible to the meat industry.

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In today's episode, we are joined by Dr. Keith Belk, Meat Science Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. He will explore the critical transition from basic research to its vital applications in the meat industry. We will also discuss the intricacies of experimental design, hypothesis testing, and the impact of scientific rigor on industry standards. This discussion will enlighten anyone interested in how scientific discoveries drive advancements in meat processing and safety.

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In today's episode, we're exploring the meat processing industry with AMSA's experts, Dr. Rob Maddock and Dr. Christi Calhoun. They'll discuss a USDA-supported program aiding small to medium-sized processors in strengthening the meat supply chain. We'll also highlight "The Meat Locker," a vital online resource for industry professionals, offering a range of no-cost services and information on food safety, business, and more. Tune in for a concise look at how this initiative is transforming meat processing.

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April 2, 2024

Welcome to this new episode, where we discuss with Alessandra Bulgarelli, Business Development Manager and R&D Senior Technologist at Kerry. We also dive into some questions from small meat processors on cold chain management, meat microbiology, oxidation, and explore new preservation technologies.

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March 26, 2024

In today's episode, we're joined by Megan Wortman, representing the American Lamb Board. We explore the efforts to promote American lamb, discussing the board's initiatives focused on educating consumers about the quality, nutrition, and sustainability of domestically-produced lamb. Megan also shares insights into her career journey, transitioning from a background in agricultural policy in Washington D.C. to her current role in marketing and promoting food products

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March 12, 2024

In today's episode, our co-hosts Drs. Francisco Najar and Phil Bass explore the world of beef production by comparing grain and grass finishing. They also discuss the role of nutrition, genetics, and consumer education.

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About MeatsPad —

MeatsPad, founded by Francisco Najar-Villarreal from Kansas State University (KSU), is a platform dedicated to sharing breakthrough knowledge in a way that is accessible to the meat industry.

About MeatsPad

Dr. Francisco Najar

Meat Scientist

Francisco earned his PhD in Meat Science at Kansas State University and also created MeatsPad Spanish to serve the Spanish speaking community in the meat industry.

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