The Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building represents a more than $50 million investment made possible by significant support from the State and numerous alumni, businesses, and friends. It will serve as a hub for problem-solvers looking to improve the meat industry, animal and human health, agriculture, the environment, and overall quality of life in Wisconsin and beyond.
Our worthy work
In this facility, we seek to develop the next generation of meat industry leaders, discover new medicinal uses for non-food animal components, serve as a resource for the meat industry, and provide objective expertise about foods derived from animals. We deliver consumer education while offering wholesome meat products to the campus and surrounding communities through our retail store.
To help us accomplish our mission, we leverage the wealth of multi-disciplinary expertise found across the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, from food research and veterinary medicine to pharmacy and public health.
The Meat Science program has a deep history and a bright future as a result of Wisconsin’s rich agriculture industry. This building serves as a resource to fulfill the mission of the university, to conduct teaching, research and outreach in three programmatic themes:
From live animals to ready-to-eat products, we study animal care, meat quality, and product preparation and processing first-hand in our state-of-the-art pilot plant.
In our advanced biosafety level 2 facility, we develop, test, qualify, quantify, and validate safety standards deemed important for the food industry and consumers.
We search for molecules and tissues from livestock and poultry that improve animal and human health.