Dairy Store begins selling meat products

Dairy Store begins selling meat products

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Dairy Store has offered premium handmade dairy products since 1917. Now it has added meat to its product offerings.

The East Campus store began selling ribeye, T-bone, porterhouse, sirloin and tenderloin cuts in November. The meat comes from the Loeffel Meat Laboratory and is processed by students in the university’s animal science department.

“While expanding our product selection is always great, this is really about supporting the university community,” said Leroy Braden, Dairy Store manager. "The locally sourced meat is processed entirely by students."

The Dairy Store now sells ribeye, t-bone, porterhouse, sirloin and tenderloin cuts.
The Dairy Store now sells ribeye, T-bone, porterhouse, sirloin and tenderloin cuts.

A partnership with the animal science department has been in the works for some time, Braden said. Since the Dairy Store is open daily and sees a consistent amount of traffic, the idea was tossed around to sell meat in addition to ice cream and cheeses. The idea has proven popular.

“We went through the first set of products they brought over pretty quickly,” Braden said.

The Loeffel Meat Laboratory will continue to sell meat from its location in the Animal Science Complex on East Campus from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

The addition of meat sales ties in to the Dairy Store’s mission of providing hands-on experience for students in food production and sales. To learn more about the store, click here.