North Central SARE From the Field Profile
Iowa State University's Small Meat Processors' Working Group Produces Consumer Guide to Whole Animal Buying
Created by the Iowa State University’s Small Meat Processors’ Working Group, “Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide” explains buying whole animals or portions buying pork and beef from local producers.
The publication explains both pork and beef cuts, livestock and meat marketing terminology, storage, processing, aging, meat handling and preparation, and meat inspection. It includes color photos of common retail beef and pork cuts.
Download a free copy online. Hardcopies are available for a fee on the website as well.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GNC07-085, Small Meat Lockers Working Group.
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