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October 2013

Check out the October 2013 issue of Independent Processor, with features on Pig of the Month BBQ, Lone Star Foodservice, and much more!

Cover Story | Lone Star Foodservice

Austin: City of no limits

Lone Star Foodservice is leading the way for this up-and-coming culinary hotspot.
There are plenty of cities in the United States that are larger, but there are few that match Austin, Texas for its “cool” factor.
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Product Focus | BBQ

From front door to fork

Pig of the Month takes the work out of BBQ.
To get a rack of delicious ribs or tasty pulled pork, barbecue aficionados typically have to drive to their favorite barbecue restaurant or fire up the grill or smoker themselves.
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Higher Education

Training master meat crafters

UW-Madison has a history of producing industry leaders.
The Meat Science and Muscle Biology program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison has a long and rich history in conducting important basic and applied research, providing training for meat scientists at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and post-graduate levels, and disseminating information to various audiences including Wisconsin stakeholders.
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Processor Perspective

Is it good or is it bad?

Recently I have been reading a book by a philosopher who tells how the events in our lives that we may initially interpret as good may not turn out that way; similarly those events we initially see as bad may in fact lead to something good.
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Cordray's Corner

Smoked sausage patties: Easy to make, convenient for customers

Today customers frequently are looking for items that are easy to store and convenient to use; items that are tasty and can be quickly prepared.
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Independent Thoughts

Is the clock ticking on antibiotics?

It wasn’t planned, but all the interviews I conducted for this month’s stories all had a similar theme: antibiotic free is the way to be.
When I spoke to the chefs who helped with this month’s cover story about Austin, both mentioned the importance of finding meat that was natural, along with being locally, sustainably and humanely raised.
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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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