Spring 2021

On Henry Mall

The atrium of the Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, viewed from the second floor, with Bucky’s Varsity Meats retail store shown at bottom, under the mezzanine level. Photo by Michael P. King


On Nov. 6, CALS celebrated the opening of the new Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building.

Part of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, the state-of-the-art facility is home to the MSABD program, which develops meat industry leaders, discovers new uses for animal components that enhance animal and human health, provides expertise and education about foods derived from animals, and improves the safety and nutritional quality of animal-based proteins.

The event was conducted remotely to comply with pandemic restrictions. A series of recorded videos on the MSABD building website feature comments from Dean Kate VandenBosch, Gov. Tony Evers, Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee Randy Romanski, state Sen. Howard Marklein, and MSABD Program Director Steven Ricke PhD’89.

The MSABD website also showcases photos of the facility, profiles of program faculty and staff, messages from alumni and other friends of the program, and a special playlist of songs called Meaty Beats.

Look for a feature story about the MSABD building in the summer 2021 issue of Grow.

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