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 6 to 8 undergraduate students 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 Products Available:
For pricing, please contact the Falcon Foods Store:
715-425-3702 or

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

Holiday Turkey Sale

UWRF Falcon Foods is selling Smoked Cured Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The turkeys are completely cooked and ready to eat. The turkeys average 8-11 pounds and are $3.50/pound.

Deadline to order is November 4 for Thanksgiving delivery. Pickup dates are November 21 and 22. Christmas pick-up dates have not been set but you can order now and someone will contact you about pick-up.

Order Form. Fill out and mail or email to the Animal and Food Science department office. To fill out the form online, SAVE BEFORE entering your information, complete the form, and then SAVE AGAIN before printing or emailing.

Questions? Call 715-425-3704.

Contact Us

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

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