Paul S. Kuber is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. Kuber received a B.S. (1991) from California State University–Fresno, an M.S. (1993) from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. (2001) from Washington State University. He has worked in the lamb slaughter and processing industries in both California and Australia. Kuber’s areas of expertise are meat science, particularly fresh and processed meat quality; consumer perception and preference; and product development.

David L. Thomas is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Thomas received a B.S. (1971) in meat and animal science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.S. (1975) in animal science and a Ph.D. (1977) in animal breeding, both from Oklahoma State University. In 2003, he received the Award for Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Dairy Sheep Industry of North America from the Dairy Sheep Association of North America. He has received three awards from the American Society of Animal Science: the Animal Breeding and Genetics Award (2003), the Animal Management Award (2004), and the Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award (2005). Thomas’ areas of expertise include sheep genetics and dairy sheep production.

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