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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Meat Science
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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March 6, 2024

In today's episode, we are joined once again by Dr. María de la Salud, who holds the position of Full-time Professor C at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with whom we will discuss the revolution of alternative proteins, exploring regulation and current challenges. We're excited to have Dr. María de la Salud join us again in today's episode. Our discussion will revolve around the recent revolution in alternative proteins, where we'll explore the current regulatory landscape and the challenges being faced by the industry. Additionally, we will delve into the technological developments that are shaping the future of the industry, including plant-based meat printing technology.

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February 27, 2024

Today, we're excited to share an episode from the Practically Ranching podcast featuring an interview with one of our co-hosts, Dr. Phil Bass. In this conversation, we dive deep into the world of beef production and the cattle industry. Throughout the interview, Dr. Bass offers valuable insights into important industry topics, such as human nutrition, beef cattle genetics, livestock selection, value-based marketing, economics, animal identification, exports, public land use, and beef promotional efforts. The conversation also touches on meat science topics, including carcass weight, USDA grading standards, and portion sizes of steaks in today's market.

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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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