Research in Animal Science

Muscle Foods, Technology and Safety

Photo of student and faculty research team in the meats lab

Dr. Christy Bratcher’s research team is investigating feeding strategies on meat quality aspects such as color and tenderness.

Photo of slab of meat in the meats lab

Other research in Dr. Bratcher’s Lab focuses on the translocation in bacteria in whole muscle non-intact meat.

Photo of faculty and student research team in the meats lab

The meat science group has also been investigating formulations for value added products from forage-finished beef.