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June 2014

Check out the June 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on Dietz & Watson's 75th anniversary and much more!

Cover Story | Dietz & Watson

Dietz & Watson’s diamond anniversary

After 75 years, this Philadelphia institution has become one of the top deli manufacturers in the country.
Almost 100 years ago, a German sausage maker came to the United States in search of a better life for himself and his family.
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Growth Opportunities | Cured Meats

Advantages of competition

Testing your products in a cured meats competition could turn into an invaluable learning experience.
Cured meat competitions occur in regions, states, nationwide and internationally.
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Higher Education | Oklahoma State University

OSU faculty, alumni leave lasting mark on meat industry

Oklahoma State University, an institution steeped in agricultural history, has continued a tradition of excellence through the Meat Science Program, housed within the Department of Animal Science.
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Show Preview | AAMP

The value of AAMP

As its convention turns 75, the American Association of Meat Processors continues to be a valuable asset to its members.
Hams, bacon and bratwurst may not have been what made Milwaukee famous, but those meat products and plenty of others will be the focus of this year’s American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers Exhibition
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Independent Thoughts

Keeping a good thing going

In this issue of Independent Processor, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of two institutions in the meat industry.
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Cordray's Corner

Repeat sales – A key to success

For any business one of the major keys to success is repeat sales
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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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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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