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June 2012

Check out the June 2012 edition of Independent Processor

Independent Processor's annual Top 75 Report

It comes as no surprise that the companies in the Top 75 Report always seem to have something new going on. Whether it's a new product rollout, a plant expansion or the addition of some new equipment, they are continually looking for the next opportunity or growth market.
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Sticking with what works

Snack sticks have opened up many new opportunities for small meat processors.
When the middle of the day rolls around and hunger starts to set in, U.S. consumers have many snack options. Unfortunately, most of them bad for us. One healthy option, and one that's gaining in popularity, is the snack stick – that 1-ounce, convenient, tasty piece of beef that's low in calories but high in protein.
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Capitalize on Summer in the Meat Processing Industry

There are numerous ways for those in the meat business to increase summertime sales
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Successful successions

Before I started writing about meat processing, I spent several years covering the woodworking industry. For much of that time, I focused on custom woodworkers. Although I never learned how to operate a bandsaw or program a router, I did get to see some true artisans in action.
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If selling is in your future, move quickly

There are many reasons why middle market owners wanting to sell their companies during the next ten years should consummate a sale no later than 2014, preferably sooner.
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NAMA set to debut in July

A new meat trade association is poised to carry on the legacies of NAMP and NMA.
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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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January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

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December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

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The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

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