Processor Profiles

Exclusive reports featuring innovative meat processors.


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J Bar B Foods: Power surge

J Bar B Foods made industry-wide headlines when its Weimar, Texas, processing plant became the first in the United States to feature a co-extrusion sausage-production system nearly a decade ago.
J Bar B Foods has been able to translate a rare combination of positive attributes into outstanding growth and success.
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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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Certified Angus Beef: Brand Champions

Certified Angus Beef’s go-to-market strategies have kept the brand growing at a very steady pace, even through turbulent economic times.
In October 2014, Certified Angus Beef LLC reported its eighth consecutive year of record sales of its Certified Angus Beef brand — and the 10th consecutive fiscal year that the brand had achieved year-over-year growth.
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GNP Company: Innovation, to be continued

Expect more of the same innovation and industry leadership from GNP Company, even with a leadership change this fall.
Mike Helgeson has had a long career in the poultry industry — more than 40 years in the business, with 21 of those as the CEO of St. Cloud, Minn.-based GNP Company.
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Phillips Foods: Connoisseurs of crab

Phillips Foods celebrates 100 years of trailblazing, having opened new channels for its products and new supply sources while becoming a global seafood-processing force.
Anyone who has been to Baltimore, Md., or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the last century likely has consumed crab meat harvested and processed right there in the region.
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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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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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