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Pork Leg Butchery

Jamie Waldron

  • 3 May 2016
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Pork Leg Butchery
The leg primal is the hog’s hind leg. A large cut, it accounts for approximately 24% of the carcass weight. The bone-in leg contains the aitch, or pelvic bone, leg, and hind shank bones. The leg, or fresh ham, contains large muscles with a relatively small amount of fat and connective tissue.

Farmer Profile: James Reesor

  • 3 May 2016
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Farmer Profile: James Reesor
As a former swine specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, James Reesor knew the challenges facing the industry were daunting, but when he ‘hopped over the fence’ to devote himself to the production side, he understood that in order to be financially sound, a sustainable business model had to be built specifically for Ontario production.

Retailer Profile: Roesch Meats

  • 3 May 2016
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Retailer Profile: Roesch Meats
Meet the Roesch family. Owners of what has been described as the “best little meat shop in southwestern Ontario,” the family is more than familiar with the ups and downs of farming. So much so that the story of the family’s retail store, Roesch Meats and More, is the stuff of local legend.

An Era of Change and Responsibility

Abbey Sharp

  • 3 May 2016
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An Era of Change and Responsibility
Nowadays, taste and nutrient content are just two of many factors that play into the hundreds of food choices we make every day. In this era of change, consumers are growing more concerned with the complex pathway food takes before it reaches our dinner table.

The Retail Chain Can Count Farmers as Allies

Owen Roberts - University of Guelph

  • 8 March 2016
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The Retail Chain Can Count Farmers as Allies

With increasing regularity, farmers are coming to realize the importance of reaching out to consumers. And lately, they’ve taken to creating alliances to help them do so.

Blade Roast with Braised Red Cabbage

Abbey Sharp

  • 8 March 2016
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Blade Roast with Braised Red Cabbage
I’m an Irish girl (well, okay, I’m 25% Irish), but on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone gets a taste of the Irish life! Believe it or not though, I’ve never been into green pancakes and I can’t handle more than a pint of Guinness at a time, but I am always down for traditional Irish fare. Give me some baked beans, bangers, fried mushrooms and runny eggs, and I’m one happy girl - Irish or otherwise!
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