Did You Know....?
Facts about the Boilermaker Butcher Block
Locally Grown: Most of our meat comes from right here at Purdue. We raise cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry just west of town at our Purdue Animal Sciences farm. The animals are bred, fed, harvested, and processed by Purdue students and staff to bring you fresh, high quality, locally grown meat. Look for the labels “Locally Grown” to know you are eating meat raised right here!
Blue Ribbon Special: Although most of our meat is Purdue-raised, we do purchase other animals. In August every year, we purchase the champion steers, hogs, lambs, and goats from the 4-Hers of the Indiana State Fair. A workshop is held here at Purdue for the 4-Hers to view the products to learn more about their projects. Then the best market animals in the state are put on sale for you to purchase. Look for “Blue Ribbon Special” labels to know you are eating a winner!
Support Purdue: Proceeds from our meat sales go towards offsetting the costs of educating Purdue students about the food animal industry. These expenses include the cost of animals, staff, and equipment. We are the only functioning university meat lab in the state of Indiana and we feel it is important to educate our future leaders on the production of safe, high quality meat to feed our growing world. When you purchase meat from the Boilermaker Butcher Block, you are getting a great product and supporting a great endeavor!