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Christina Bakker

Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist


Animal Science Complex 119
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Christina Bakker supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as an Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist.

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Also by Christina Bakker

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.

Bone-in sirloin steak.

Picking the Perfect Steak

As grilling season is getting into full swing, many grillers are in search of the perfect steak. Whether you prefer flavor, tenderness or marbling, learn some expert tips to select a steak that's right for you!

Raw New York strip steaks on a wood cutting board.

Backgrounding Beef Calves on Cover Crops May Improve Steak Tenderness

Can short-term backgrounding diets of beef calves have long term impacts of meat quality? Recent research from the meat science team at South Dakota State University says, “Yes.”