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NDSU Extension Serivce, Published July 06 2012

NDSU's Maddock receives meat science award

FARGO - Robert Maddock, an associate professor in North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department, has received the American Meat Science Association's Distinguished Achievement Award.

He was presented the award at the association's annual awards banquet held June 19 in Fargo in conjunction with the Reciprocal Meat Conference. Maddock is one of three individuals nationally who received the award this year.

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) established the award in 1992 to recognize and foster the development of young AMSA members who have demonstrated significant scientific skills in muscle foods research and technology that contribute to the animal products industry and the AMSA. Burke Corp., a leading manufacturer of precooked meats, sponsors the award.

Maddock has been in the Animal Sciences Department since 2006. He is heavily involved in teaching courses in meat processing, meat evaluation, food safety and the hazard analysis and critical control points approach to food safety. His duties include teaching in the classroom and through the Internet.

He is co-director of NDSU's Beef Systems Center of Excellence, which is designed to expand North Dakota's meat processing and cattle feeding industries. He also has worked with a number of students, serving as chair, co-chair or member of their graduate committee; generated research grants; collaborated with others on research; and authored or co-authored several publications.

"The list of previous winners of this award includes many current leaders in the meat science field, and it is an honor to be recognized in a similar manner,"

Maddock says.