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Stick ’em up

Posted on July 1, 2003, in Ag Innovation News

Marshall, Minn. – Randy Brandt’s seasoned beef sticks aren’t just slim, they’re lean. R & P Smoky Meat Sticks are made of Piedmontese crossbred beef – an extremely lean breed from northern Italy. Brandt, 46, is one of about a dozen Minnesota cattlemen raising the Piedmontese crossbreed, and he has been direct marketing the meat […]

Another ‘link’ in the line

Posted on July 1, 2003, in Ag Innovation News

Stillwater, Minn – George Ghanem has been marketing ethnic and gourmet meats to Midwest consumers for 10 years. His food company, Papa George, now makes nine products, including pork sausage, gyros, ground lamb and cucumber sauce. Last December, Papa George added pork sausage links in three flavors: original, Italian and maple. AURI’s meat lab in […]

Strength in numbers

Posted on October 1, 2002, in Ag Innovation News

Fifty years ago, there were eight million stock sheep in Montana, North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Now, there are fewer than one million. In an effort to help revive the Midwest’s waning sheep industry, AURI and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are encouraging lamb producers from three states to form a regional marketing group, […]

Darn good meat

Posted on October 1, 2002, in Ag Innovation News

St. Charles, Minn. — Winona County cattle producers Ralph and Filomena Kaehler are a bit “touchy” about their identity-preserved beef business. “Our customers can reach out and touch the people who produce their food,” Ralph says. “They can shake hands with the breeder, the feeder, the processor and the delivery person.” Kaehler and his partners […]

Full-fat versatility

Posted on July 1, 2002, in Ag Innovation News

Forget the fat-free craze. Max Norris likes fats and he likes oils. Not only are they essential to our diets (who hasn’t heard of Omega-3s?), they can be refined into fuel, cosmetics, industrial lubricants, even candles. Norris, who heads AURI’s fats and oils laboratory in Marshall, works with staff chemists Rose Patzer and Jerry Crawford […]

Pig-happy in Pastures A Plenty

Posted on April 1, 2002, in Ag Innovation News

By Cindy Green Photos by Rolf Hagberg Clara City, Minn. — At the Java River cafe in Montevideo, Minn., proprietor Patrick Moore serves up “Happy Ham” sandwiches. He’s alluding to pigs frolicking in straw and sunshine, pork producers who have found high-value direct markets, and customers who enjoy Moore’s barbecue pork salad, pepper-bacon soup and […]

Meat Industry Impact Study

Posted on January 1, 2002, in Research

The purpose of this study is to estimate the economic impact of meat/milk processing plants to the state’s economy and community vitality. This study will utilize a regional input-output model (IMPLAN) to estimate the output and employment impacts on all production and support industries.

Multi Species Report

Posted on January 1, 2002, in Research

In an effort to reach possible new markets, interest in producing alternative livestock has grown among Minnesota producers. For many of these species, little information exists. AURI has commissioned a study which focuses on the current and future potential of a number of alternative species as meat producing animals and birds. This study is helpful […]

Meat Goat Initiative

Posted on January 1, 1996, in Research

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Minnesota can expect one hundred and ninety thousand foreign immigrants between 1995 and 2025. During a similar period, the United States is expected to increase in population by 44 million due to foreign immigrants. This increase in ethnic populations will likely increase the demand for ethnic foods, […]