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Animal Sciences and Industry

Development

K-State Scientists and Extension Assistants are available to provide consulting and technical services in the areas of product and process development, product evaluation and testing, and sourcing materials, equipment and services.

K-State houses a USDA meat processing facility in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry in Weber Hall. The 23,000 square feet facility was completed in 1987 and is a state-of-the art facilty for slaughter, chilling, fabrication, processing, curing, smoking, packaging and cooking. Some of the equipment includes:

  • Ross Needle Tenderizer - 1-4000 lbs/hr capacity
  • Wolf Tech. Injector - 50 lb minimum, 4000+ lb/hr capacity
  • Carcass Grinder - ~200 lbs/min
  • Meat Grinders - 4 available, minimum 3 lbs, maximum 100 lbs
  • Choppers
    • Meissner Mincemaster - 20-80 lbs, with vacuum
    • Hobart Bowl Chopper - 10-25 lb capacity
  • Emulsifier
    • TECF High Speed - Capacity variable with use type
    • Urschel High Speed - Capacity variable
  • Meat Mixer
    • Koch - 100 lb
    • Keebler - 10-50 lb with vacuum and gas
    • Hobart - 5-20 lb capacity
  • Tumbler/Massager
    • FPEC - 100-500 lb with vacuum
    • Custom Made - 50-200 lb, electronic timer
  • Stuffer
    • Frey Piston - 5-50 lbs per stuffing batch
    • Hand Crank - 10 lb batch capacity
    • Vemag Continuous - 20 lb minimum
  • Holly Matic Single Stroke Patty Maker - 5-300 lbs/hr
  • Maurer Greening Chamber - 400 lb chamber, 32-160°F
  • Maurer Smokehouse - 400 lb chamber, ambient-300°F, steam capability
  • Berkel Meat Slicer (Deli) - Manual or automatic operation with variable thickness
  • Vacuum Packager with Gas Flush
    • Multivac
    • Cryovac
  • Digital Weighing Equipment
  • Freezers

Contact
You can visit our facilities and work with our personnel, or the staff at K-State can process prototype products to you specifications. With our access to ingredients and raw materials, small batch or pilot plant runs can be conducted. Facility fees are dependent on services provided.

For assistance with product and process development, contact:

Terry Houser
Kansas State University
Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
224 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0201
Phone: 785-532-1253
Fax: 785-532-7059
e-mail: thouser@ksu.edu