Articles by Sam Gazdziak

Find your focus

Companies looking for a successful 2015 should concentrate on what they do best. For some, that may mean narrowing their focus. For others, it could mean broadening their horizons.
Being small has never been cooler — at least, that’s what a small but growing part of the U.S. population believes when it comes to meat.
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Mother Nature meets haute cuisine

Joyce Farms’ heritage breeds are bringing taste back into poultry.
The concept of a breed-specific meat program is well-established in the beef world (Angus being the most prolific example), and the Berkshire breed of pork is gaining similar traction in that sector. Chickens, though, are represented by the broiler and not much else.
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2014 Consumer Trends Report: For the love of protein

Rising meat prices have changed consumer shopping patterns, but meat and poultry remain on the menu.
Newspapers and news Web sites have spent considerable ink (or kilobytes) this year talking about the rising prices of meat and poultry products, and some pundits questioned if there would come a price point where consumers had to stop buying meat altogether.
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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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National Provisioner


March 2015

The March 2015 issue of NP features: Ingredients: In search of the right spice; Packaging: Will solvent-based continuous printing expire?; and a new column, Get Real with Beef: Regionality brings out the best.
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Independent Processor


February 2015

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

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