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Amanda Blair

Professor & SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist


SDSU West River Research and Extension
711 N Creek Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703

Amanda Blair supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as a Professor & SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist based in Rapid City.

State & Regional Offices

West River Research and Extension

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Three ribeye steaks on a cutting board.

Building a Meat Processing Facility

This decision tool is designed for those interested in entering the meat industry.

Bison grazing rangeland.

Are bison amenable or non-amenable? How does the definition of bison affect harvest systems and quality of meat and carcasses?

While status of bison as an amenable versus non-amenable species seems confusing and complex, there are associated benefits and consequences for each definition.

Producers cutting meat with a band saw.

Expanded Meat and Poultry Processing Resources Available to S.D. Livestock Producers and Meat Processors

The USDA's commitment to creating a more-resilient, diverse and equitable meat and poultry processing system is making new opportunities for rancher-owned enterprises, worker-owned housing and other cooperative initiatives.