The companies in the Top 100 acknowledge challenges facing the industry, but the overall mood for the coming year is positive.
May 8, 2013
After fighting through the clouds that have dimmed the meat- and poultry-processing industry in the last couple of years (not to mention the rest of the U.S. economy), we may have found the silver lining.Read More
Spare Parts Know How
These common inventory-management techniques are traps in the spare-parts world.
May 7, 2013
An important part of any strategy, including your spare-parts inventory-management strategy, is to know what not to do.Read More
Consumers crave new taste experiences with their proteins through sauces and marinades.
May 7, 2013
Many protein categories are saturated with product offerings, so much so that consumers are looking for new flavors and more flavors to appease their palates. Sauces and marinades provide a way to accomplish this task.Read More
April 18, 2013
The opening night's keynote address discussed the role of protein in providing needed nutrients to the growing world population.Read More
April 4, 2013
Colorado State University is the state’s Land Grant University and the Department of Animal Sciences is responsible for educating approximately 800 undergraduate and 50 graduate students at any given time.Read More
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April 2, 2013
Trevor Amen, director of market intelligence, NCBA, and Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing, National Pork Board, talk about the breakthrough changes to the URMIS beef and pork cut nomenclature that are expected to gain approval and take effect this summer.Read More
42% of Hispanic men are top purchase-decision makers
March 1, 2013
According to research from Mintel, some 42% of Hispanic men and more than half (55%) of Hispanic dads are the top decision maker on the purchases made in their household.Read More
The sausage category has remained competitive and "drama-free" due to its share of the breakfast day-part, steady pricing and versatility.
February 11, 2013
If you've eaten at a restaurant this year, you're familiar with the diversity of sausage offerings, whether a turkey sausage breakfast sandwich, modern peasant fare of homemade sausage, mustard, potato dumpling and kraut at a trendy restaurant, or just a straightforward bratwurst at a baseball game or cookout.
The Auburn Collegiate Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Association is reaching out to all students in the ag field.
February 6, 2013
Last year the Auburn Meat Science Association changed its name to the Auburn Collegiate Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Association (CCM/CCW) and began to target students who were not merely Muscle Foods majors but who were involved in any agricultural related field, specifically the beef and pork industries.Read More
2013 Economic Outlook
The fiscal cliff crisis may have been averted (for now), yet there are plenty of reasons for processors to be wary in the New Year.
January 18, 2013
It has been many years since the meat industry could look at the start of a new year with something more than trepidation.Read More