The UW-River Falls Meat Pilot Plant offers all the benefits of full-scale plant production but on a smaller scale. The pilot plant is a state-licensed meat facility located in the Food Science Addition, part of the Agricultural Science complex. The purpose of the plant is to support our teaching and outreach activities. A limited amount of product is available for purchase through our Falcon Foods Store in the Food Science Addition as well as Freddy's C-Store in the University Center. 

The Meat Pilot Plant is run by six to eight undergraduates primarily from CAFES under the supervision of the plant manager. Students gain hands-on experience, learning the many aspects of the meat industry including harvesting, fabricating, and value-added processing of meat products. Our students also play a role in maintaining high manufacturing standards focused on food safety and quality assurance.

Meat Lab

Meat Products Available:
For pricing, please contact the Falcon Foods Store:
715-425-4718 or

  • Variety of beef retail cuts 
  • Variety of pork retail cut
  • Bratwurst

2017 Turkey Sale

These smoked turkeys are completely cooked and ready to eat at your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. Order deadline for Thanksgiving is November 3. (Christmas order deadline and pickup dates will be announced later). See the order form for details.

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Contact Us

Animal and Food Science
242 Food Science Addition
590 S. Spruce Street

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