Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2014-Bacons of Western Iowa by Leo Landis

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Program on lockers and bacons in Iowa towns west of I-35 and north of I-80.

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2014-Bacons of Western Iowa by Leo Landis

  1. 1. Pork from the Prairie: Bacon of Western Iowa Leo Landis
  2. 2. FINIS
  3. 3. Reading about Bacon
  4. 4. What’s Down with Bacon? Iowa Pork 101 Brief History of Hogs Bacon of the Western Prairies
  5. 5. How Many Hogs in Iowa in according to December 2013 USDA Estimates? 20.5 Million Total…State human population is 3 million Today in U.S. — 65.9 million, give or take a few hundred thousand.
  6. 6. 57,409,583 47,683,951 30,354,213 323,247 1850 33,512,867 25,134,569 934,820 1860 6,034,316 1,353,908 1870 8,266,779 1880 Hogs in Iowa 1890 Hogs in U.S.
  7. 7. Meat Cuts from a Pig Today 1839
  8. 8. Traditional Curing Recipes Amelia Simmons, 1798 Mary Henderson, 1877 Elizabeth Lea, 1869 (1845)
  9. 9. Swine Terminology Gilt—A female that has yet to farrow Barrow—A castrated male Sow—A female that has farrowed Boar—A mature male Pork Belly—Uncured bacon
  10. 10. Present & Past Types Landrace Poland China
  11. 11. Bacon-type Hogs
  12. 12. Lard-type Hogs
  13. 13. Improved Hogs
  14. 14. This is the font I Want OHHHH, BACON! 
  15. 15. Brine Injectors
  16. 16. Vacuum Tumbler Slicer
  17. 17. Smokehouses
  18. 18. 11 pieces  bacon, 3 cents pr. pound
  19. 19. A Lot of Bacon — The Good News
  20. 20. 2014 Route
  21. 21. Corwith Locker
  22. 22. Skoglund’s Meats West Bend
  23. 23. Nelson Locker Hartley
  24. 24. Cherokee Locker
  25. 25. Holstein Food Locker / Tiefenthaler’s Quality Meats
  26. 26. Yetter Locker
  27. 27. Arcadia Meats
  28. 28. Mike’s Meats, Carroll
  29. 29. Bagley Locker
  30. 30. Redfield Locker
  31. 31. 12 Bacons--2013
  32. 32. FINIS

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