The US Soybean supporting the global Meat Industry w/Dennis Hupe Ep. 84
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
1w ago
Earlier this year, “the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council”, the National Association for Federally Inspected Meat Plants (ANETIF) in Mexico, in conjunction with the Department of Animal Science and Industry at Kansas State University, held the 8th Meat Processing Short Course in Manhattan, KS for meat industry professionals from Latin America.  The Illinois Soybean Association and the Kansas Soybean Association have strongly supported this meat science course since 2015.  Today, Dennis Hupe, Director of Field Services at Kansas Soybean Association, was invited on MeatsPad to speak ..read more
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An Overview on Collagen Casings w/Tomas Lopez Ep.82
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
1M ago
This week, we fly over to Spain to visit with Tomas Lopez from Viscofan. Tomas is an International Collagen Casing Expert in the global meat industry.  In this episode, Tomas covers the advantages of collagen casings in terms of production, efficiency, and palatability. We wrap up the interview with a general overview on vacuum stuffers and clippers used in the industry to optimize the quality of fresh sausages and its cost-benefit relationship ..read more
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Small Meat Plants thriving in America w/Todd Hertzog Ep. 81
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
1M ago
To provide our listenership authentic and genuine successful real stories happening in the U.S. Meat Industry nowadays, we travel to the heart of the Midwest to discover Hertzog Meat Co. This USDA inspected small meat plant, located in Butler, Missouri, opened in 2021 and is proudly providing high-quality American in the Kansas City area. We sat down with Todd Hertzog, owner of Hertzog Meat Co, to ask him how they entered the meat industry market regionally. Todd gives good insights and recommendations to other fellow beef producers seeking to open a new meat processing plant. He also points o ..read more
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A Meat Judging Successful Career w/Dr. David Schafer Ep. 80
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
1M ago
Continuing with our conversations at AAMP, we sat down with Dr. David Schafer, Professor Emeritus at Kansas State University. Dr. Schafer has been judging cured meat products for more than 50 years.   Meat our host: Dr. David Schafer grew up on a farm in Minnesota and had the privilege of working in the world's first meat laboratory. During his long career he has participated as an official judge in different competitions.  During this interview, Dr. Schafer reveals useful information for meat processors to create high-quality meat products. He also points out some tips to enter prod ..read more
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Misconceptions on Meat Pricing w/Dr. Terry Houser Ep. 79
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
1M ago
Today we are honored to welcome Dr. Terry Houser, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University and Smithfield Foods Chair in Meat Science Extension. Dr. Houser highlights the importance of the Weekly National Carlot Meat Report - USDA where meat processors and retail businesses can analyze current and historical meat prices.  He also explains the seasonality effect and the current work force dilemma within the meat industry ..read more
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New Trends on Ground Beef Patty Manufacturing w/ M.S. Derek Schroeder Ep. 78
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
2M ago
We continue our conversations with meat scientists during the 83rd AAMP show.  On this episode, we share our microphone with M.S. Derek Schroeder, a Kill Floor and Meat Processing Specialist at Ultrasource.  Many small and even large meat processing facilities are adapting the use of low pressure systems in ground beef patty forming lines.  Derek dives into the advantages when processors utilize vacuum stuffers compared to traditional compressing patty machines ..read more
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How to Get Funding as a Meat Processor? w/Alex Freeman Ep. 77
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
2M ago
In today's episode, Alex Freeman, CEO of SmartLocker and owner of Agriculture Grant Solutions, joins us at the American Association of Meat Processors 2022 Convention in Des Moines, Iowa to break down the available funding programs to support small and mid-sized meat processors in the U.S. Agriculture Grant Solutions, a meat processor assistance program, was created by Alex to support our local producers by connecting them to financing programs. Freeman discusses the budget financing programs that have been implemented in the United States over the last two administrations, as well as the mean ..read more
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Transforming Meat Sustainability w/Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson Ep. 76
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
2M ago
Why is Sustainability key these days for the meat industry?  To address various questions from our listenership, we met with Dr. Kim Stackhouse, Director of AGNEXT, a catalyst between academic research and industry innovation focused on sustainability. She’s also an Animal Science Professor at Colorado State University and discusses the vision of AGNEXT and how this organization brings individuals from different industry areas together to further animal agriculture ..read more
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Wrappig Up RMC 2022 w/Dr. Chris Calkins Ep. 75
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
3M ago
For our last interview at RMC 2022, we invited Dr. Chris Calkins to learn about his new ventures, including the Nebraska Beef project where he travels the world teaching about meat quality, meat processing and the uniqueness of beef from Nebraska.  As we wrap up this RMC, Dr. Calkins speaks about the new Meat Science generations and his experience attending the RMC 2012 concurrent sessions, AMSA activities and much more ..read more
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The Meat Influencer w/Jess Pryles Ep. 74
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by Francisco Najar, PhD
3M ago
Today we sit down with Jess Pryles who co-founded the Australasian Barbecue Alliance and is also the author of the book Hardcore Carnivore.  We talked with Pryles about the impact of the current social media platforms such as Instagram and Tik Tok on consumer purchasing decisions ..read more
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