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J Bar B Foods: Power surge

J Bar B Foods made industry-wide headlines when its Weimar, Texas, processing plant became the first in the United States to feature a co-extrusion sausage-production system nearly a decade ago.
J Bar B Foods has been able to translate a rare combination of positive attributes into outstanding growth and success.
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Certified Angus Beef: Brand Champions

Certified Angus Beef’s go-to-market strategies have kept the brand growing at a very steady pace, even through turbulent economic times.
In October 2014, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales of its Certified Angus Beef brand — and the 10th consecutive fiscal year that the brand had achieved year-over-year growth.
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GNP Company: Innovation, to be continued

Expect more of the same innovation and industry leadership from GNP Company, even with a leadership change this fall.
Mike Helgeson has had a long career in the poultry industry — more than 40 years in the business, with 21 of those as the CEO of St. Cloud, Minn.-based GNP Company.
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Phillips Foods: Connoisseurs of crab

Phillips Foods celebrates 100 years of trailblazing, having opened new channels for its products and new supply sources while becoming a global seafood-processing force.
Anyone who has been to Baltimore, Md., or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the last century likely has consumed crab meat harvested and processed right there in the region.
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Rastelli Foods: Full-circle success

Rastelli Foods has built itself into a protein-processing, e-commerce and global-export powerhouse, and has now added specialty-retail operations to its portfolio.
Forty years ago, Ray Rastelli purchased a small butcher shop in South Jersey, brought his brother, Tony, into the business, and began growing their meat-cutting operation to serve local customers and restaurants in the region.
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Day-Lee Foods ushers in a new ‘Day’

Day-Lee Foods’ Processed Foods Division is in the throes of a multi-phase revitalization that gives the frozen-foods manufacturer more flexibility and a positive outlook for future growth.
Inspirational quotes about being proactive are a dime a dozen
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Oscar Mayer, UW-River Falls: partners in animal care

The unique collaboration between Oscar Mayer and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls takes animal handling and welfare to another level.
When Oscar Mayer began consulting with Dr. Kurt Vogel, assistant professor of livestock welfare and behavior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), on animal care and welfare initiatives a couple years ago, little did anyone know where the road would ultimately lead for the two parties.
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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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February 2015

The February 2015 issue of NP features cover story: Power Surge, a look at J Bar B Foods.

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February 2015

The February issue of IP features cover story: The great speckled bird. 

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