Dr. A. Rodas-González

Ph.D. (Texas Tech University)

Assistant Professor
Meat Science and Food Safety

Room 229, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences, University of Manitoba.
201 Animal Science/Entomology Building - 12 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada

Telephone (204)474-9523
Fax (204)474-7628
Email: Argenis.RodasGonzalez@umanitoba.ca



Research Interest
  • Ante- and post-mortem factors drive the meat colour and palatability attributes.
  • New packaging technologies to improve meat colour.
  • Carcass grading and meat quality/tissue composition and nutrient composition.
  • Shelf life and safety of meat products.
  • Consumer evaluation of meat products.
Current Research Project
  • Biochemical study of rapid discolouration mechanisms in Bison meat.
  • Carcass and meat quality outcomes associated with fetal programming.

Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Claudia Narváez-Bravo, Argenis Rodas-González, Chunming Ding, Oscar López-Campos, Jayson Galbraith, Ivy L. Larsen, Jin Ye, Dan Siegel and Jennifer L. Aalhus. 2017. Effects of novel nitrite packaging film on the bacterial growth of bison strip-loin steaks. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 41(6)1-7. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13311.

Jordan C. Roberts, Argenis R. Rodas-González, M. Juarez, Oscar Lopez-Campos, Ivy L Larsen, J. L Aalhus. 2017. Muscle profiling of retail characteristics within the Canadian cull cow grades. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 41(6)1-7.  DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13311.

Argenis Rodas-González, Nelson Huerta-Leidenz, and Nancy Jerez-Timaure. 2017. Benchmarking Venezuelan quality grades for grass-fed cattle carcasses. Meat and Muscle Biology.  1:71–80. doi:10.22175/mmb2017.04.0022.

J. C. Roberts, A. Rodas-González, J. Galbraith, M. E. R. Dugan, I. L. Larsen, J. L. Aalhus and Ó. López-Campos. 2017. Nitrite embedded vacuum packaging improves retail characteristics and oxidative stability of bison steaks and patties. Meat and Muscle Biology. 1:169-180. doi: 10.22175/mmb2017.03.0015.

Jordan Cyril Roberts, Argenis R. Rodas-González, M. Juarez, Oscar Lopez-Campos, Ivy L Larsen, J. L Aalhus. 2017. Tenderness and sensory attributes of eleven muscles from carcasses within the Canadian cull cow grades. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. https://doi-org.uml.idm.oclc.org/10.1139/CJAS-2017-0105

N. Prieto, Ó. López-Campos, S.P. Suman, B. Uttaro, A. Rodas-González, J.L. Aalhus. 2017. Exploring innovative possibilities of recovering the value of dark cutting beef in the Canadian grading system. Meat Science. 137:77-84. doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2017.11.013

Journal extension articles

Argenis Rodas-González. 2017. Do cull cows have value beyond the ground beef trade? Cattle Country, Manitoba Beef Producer. December, pp. 15. http://www.mbbeef.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Cattle-Country-December-2017-Final-LR.pdf

Congress proceedings and abstracts

Nelson Huerta-Leidenz, Oscar Atencio-Valladares, Gerardo Vargas, Nancy Jerez-Timaure, Argenis R. Rodas-González. 2017. Prediction equations to estimate cutability from beef carcasses produced in Costa Rica. AMSA’s 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference. June 18-21, 2017. College Station, Texas, USA.

Vipasha Sood, Wenchao Tian, Claudia Narváez-Bravo, Susan D. Arntfield, Argenis R. Rodas-González.  2017. Improving shelf life of fresh bison steaks treated with oregano and rosemary essential oils. AMSA’s 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference. June 18-21, 2017. College Station, Texas, USA.

Jordan Roberts, Argenis Rodas-González, Manuel Juárez, Oscar Lopez-Campos, Ivy Larsen, Jennifer Aalhus. 2017. Tenderness and sensory attributes of eleven muscles from carcasses within the Canadian cull cow grades. AMSA’s 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference. June 18-21, 2017. College Station, Texas, USA.

A. R. Tanner, V. C. Kennedy, J. D. Kirsch, J. Gaspers, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. B. P. Fontoura, M. L. Bauer, K. C. Swanson, L. P. Reynolds, G. Stokka, A. Rodas-González, A. Ward, C. R. Dahlen, B. Neville, K. Wittenberg, E. McGeough, K. H. Ominski, and K. A. Vonnahme. 2017. Using corn supplementation for overwintered beef cows during mid-to late-gestation: uterine hemodynamics, placental vascularity and neonatal performance. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Sciences. Vol. 68, June 20-23, 2017 Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Graduate Students
Vipasha Sood, M.Sc. candidate
Dipana Maharjan, M.Sc. candidate
Md. Mahmudul Hasan Ph.D. candidate

Visiting Scholar
Songlei Wang Ph.D. candidate

Courses
FOOD 1000 - Food Safety Today and Tomorrow
AGRI 1510 - Production Distribution and Utilization of Agricultural Products
FOOD 3500 - Processing of Animal Food Products
FOOD 7260 - Advanced Meat Science
ANSC 4560 - Issues in Animal Agriculture (Co-instructor)

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Dr. A. Rodas-Gonzalez