The Sul Ross State University Meat Lab, located at the Turner Range Animal Science complex, is a state-inspected teaching and research facility that processes beef, lamb, and pork. The Meat Lab offers students hands-on, practical experience with the complete meat processing cycle from harvest, cutting, processing, packaging, freezing, to retail sales. Renovated and modernized in 2006, the facility contains an abattoir, chilling coolers, processing room, freezer storage, and a retail sales counter.
In addition, students smoke bacon, hams, jerky, and other products in a computerized smokehouse. Students follow rules and regulations regarding inspection, food safety, and sanitation at all times.
The Meat Lab serves the public by offering custom processing and the sale of high quality, reasonably priced meat products in its retail sales area. We will be reopening soon.
Meat science students and the meat lab manager strive to meet the needs of the customers in a satisfactory way. The retail sales area is located on the east side of the complex.