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 The “Spicy Fat Cat,” a new smoked beef sausage developed by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, will make its Rupp Arena debut Oct. 27 during the UK men’s basketball team’s Blue-White scrimmage.

The Spicy Fat Cat is a skinless, 100-percent-beef smoked sausage infused with pepper jack cheese, said Gregg Rentfrow, meats specialist and director of the UKAg Butcher Shop.

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The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has named Richard Coffey chair of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.

Coffey is the current director of the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, a longtime swine extension specialist and leader of the youth livestock programs for the college. He will begin his new administrative role by April 1.

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