February 1, 2016 – The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce that the 2016 Texas A&M University PORK 101 course will be held June 1-3 in College Station, Texas. PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health.
Attendees will experience firsthand the selection, evaluation and fabrication of pork carcasses, as well as the importance of hog handling, grading, food safety and much more. The course concludes with attendees preparing and sampling products from pork carcasses including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products from meat science faculty and AMSA members.
The program features:
- Live Hog Grading and Evaluation
- Lean Value Pricing
- Quality Management at Slaughter
- Slaughter Floor HACCP
- Measuring Carcass Quality and Composition
- Process Control Testing
- Fresh Sausage Production
- Pork Carcass Fabrication
- Value Addition
- Consistency Improvement
- Enhanced Pork Production
- Curing Production
- Retail and Consumer Issues
PORK 101 is co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) and the Southwest Meat Association (SMA). Registration for ASAS and other partnering organizations is $800. Non-member registration is $950.