February 12, 2019

2019 WAMP 80th Annual Convention

The annual Wisconsin meat processors convention will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton Wi on April 4 - 7, 2019.


The Wisconsin Meat Product Competition is the largest of its kind in the United States.  The size of this product show and the quality of its entries demonstrates the important role that the sausage and processed meats play in Wisconsin’s Meat industry and among the states consumers.  The state ranks third in the nation in total sausage production, and is well known around the U.S. for the quality of its meat products.  Meat Processing plants and Meat Markets from Throughout the state enter over 1000 products into 36 categories, including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and many other types of meats.  Over 40 judges including food scientists, out of state meat processors and other food industry professionals are required to effectively evaluate the many products during a marathon session on the Saturday of the convention.  Each product is scored for external appearance, eye appeal, internal appearance and aroma and taste, using a scale of 1000 points.

 

Processor and/or Supplier Registration Packet including product show information

 

Processors CLICK HERE for Complete Registration Package

                     For just the product Show Registration CLICK HERE

                     For the Product Show Rules CLICK HERE

Suppliers CLICK HERE for Complete Registration Package

            

December 13, 2018

UW Meat Lab Manager position is open for recruitment

Are you interested in bacon, brats, prime rib, food safety and pharmaceutical products? Contributing to development of "new approaches" and "forward thinking" teaching, research, and Extension programs of our land grant university?

The state-of-the-art Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building will be completed in 2019. The program manager's role is oversight of activities occurring in the USDA-inspected space and support of activities occurring in the Biosafety Level 2 facility. S/he will manage the existing Meat Science Lab program, transition to the MSABD and oversee the evolution of the program into the MSABD's 21st century facility.

The Animal Sciences Department's missions are research, instruction and extension. The MSABD building is designed to support these missions with programmatic themes focusing on 1) Minimal and further processed meat and poultry products resulting from the complete chain of events from live animal (cattle, poultry, sheep, and swine) to product, 2) Retail meat sales to foster consumer education and revenue generation, and 3) Animal-derived biologics targeted to both animal agriculture and human health. The program manager will report to the Director of MSABD and be responsible for activities related to the first two themes and tissue collection activities to support the third theme. This is an opportunity to be involved in a vibrant muscle foods program at Wisconsin, which has a long and rich history of collaboration with the national meat industry.

Operational procedures must comply with regulations imposed by the USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service, CALS Animal Care and Use Committee, and campus security (Police, Fire and Biosafety) so be ready to learn and apply the rules and regulations. Undergraduate students will be the principal labor force in MSABD so the desire and skills to attract, train, mentor, and enthuse students in the work of the meat industry is important to the MSABD program.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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September 14, 2018

2018 WAMP Convention and Meat Product Competition

The annual Wisconsin meat processors convention will be at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton Wi on April 5 - 8, 2018.


The Wisconsin Meat Product Competition is the largest of its kind in the United States.  The size of this product show and the quality of its entries demonstrates the important role that the sausage and processed meats play in Wisconsin’s Meat industry and among the states consumers.  The state ranks third in the nation in total sausage production, and is well known around the U.S. for the quality of its meat products.  Meat Processing plants and Meat Markets from Throughout the state enter over 1000 products into 36 categories, including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and many other types of meats.  Over 40 judges including food scientists, out of state meat processors and other food industry professionals are required to effectively evaluate the many products during a marathon session on the Saturday of the convention.  Each product is scored for external appearance, eye appeal, internal appearance and aroma and taste, using a scale of 1000 points.

2018 Product Show winners list - Click Here

January 30, 2019

2018 Scholarship Program

 

Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors 2018  Scholarship Program

Deadline: EXTENDED to February 7, 2019

ELGIBILITY & PURPOSE:   To promote, through scholarship, the post-secondary education of students whose parents/guardians, grandparents or themselves are employees of plants who are members of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors. 

Click Here for application

April 05, 2017

2017 WAMP Convention and Meat Product Competition

The annual Wisconsin meat processors convention will be at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton Wi on March 30-April 2, 2017.


The Wisconsin Meat Product Competition is the largest of its kind in the United States.  The size of this product show and the quality of its entries demonstrates the important role that the sausage and processed meats play in Wisconsin’s Meat industry and among the states consumers.  The state ranks third in the nation in total sausage production, and is well known around the U.S. for the quality of its meat products.  Meat Processing plants and Meat Markets from Throughout the state enter over 1000 products into 36 categories, including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry and many other types of meats.  Over 40 judges including food scientists, out of state meat processors and other food industry professionals are required to effectively evaluate the many products during a marathon session on the Saturday of the convention.  Each product is scored for external appearance, eye appeal, internal appearance and aroma and taste, using a scale of 1000 points.  

                             

Click Here for the 2017 Product Show Results

Click Here for the 2017 Product Show Rules

 

 

February 18, 2015

WAMP Members - Join us Facebook

WAMP  members we have established a Facebook group to be used as a forum for discussions. All members are encouraged to join and share with each other.

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