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(Publishing-NewsWire.com, August 01, 2022 ) Denver, CO and Wichita, KS – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce a new book by Dell M. Allen: Meat Then and Now: A historical overview of the importance of meat, livestock and railroads in the westward expansion of the United States. This new non-fiction emphasizes the importance of railroads in settling the U.S. and the symbiosis of railroads and the meat industry in U.S. development, especially in the Great Plains and Western states.
As the population of the United States expanded and moved westward, the meat and livestock industry expanded as well. Animals were essential not only for food and other products, but also as a source of power for pulling wagons and farm equipment. The parallel development of railroads was instrumental in the efficient transport for both livestock and meat during America’s rapid growth in the 1800s and early 1900s. An entire industry was developed to raise, market, slaughter and process meat for the nation’s citizens, and this fascinating book provides extensive histories of early meat companies. Researched with authoritative and meticulous detail by a leading expert in the field of meat and food safety, Meat Then and Now offers an insider’s perspective on the industry, rooted in the history of America’s development.
The author, Dr. Dell Allen, has spoken at many major food safety conferences and collaborated in high-profile efforts to work with the Department of Animal Sciences at his alma mater, Kansas State University, the broader industry from farm to fork, and with consumer advocates. He has been recognized with many awards, including the Scientific Achievement Award from the American Meat Institute, the E. Floyd Forbes Award from the National Meat Association, the Howard Baughman Food Safety Award from the FSIS-USDA and the R.C. Pollack Award by the American Meat Science Association. Dr. Allen was named to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame in its initial class of 2009 and named the 2013 “Stockman of the Year” by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, at Kansas State University.
Learn more about the author at outskirtspress.com/MeatThenAndNow.
At 324 pages, Meat Then and Now is available online at Outskirts Press and Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the non-fiction category.
ISBN: 978-1-4787-7404-4 Format: 6 x 9 paperback Retail: $20.95 eBook: $5.00
ISBN: 978-1-9772-5120-6 Format: 6 x 9 casebound Retail: $32.95
Genre: NON-FICTION / History
About the Author: Dell M. Allen was raised on a farm in rural southeast Kansas and graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry from Kansas State University in 1961. He went on to earn a master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Idaho and a PhD from Michigan State University. He served as an assistant professor in the Animal Science Department at Kansas State, researching beef composition and quality. In 1977, he was contracted by the US General Accounting Office to do a nationwide survey on the accuracy and uniformity of beef grading as applied by USDA meat graders across the U.S. This resulted in a joint research project between the Departments of Animal Science and Electrical Engineering at KSU. In 1988, he joined Excel Corporation, rising through the ranks to become vice president of Technical Services and Food Safety. He and his wife, Joyce, enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandchildren.
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