Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2013

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Presentation by Leo Landis, Des Moines, IA

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2013

  1. 1. Twelve Bacons in Twelve Hours Leo Landisv
  2. 2. Reading about Bacon
  3. 3. What’s Down with Bacon?Iowa Pork 101Very Brief History of Hogs12 Lockers in 12 Hours
  4. 4. How Many Hogs in Iowa in according toDecember 2012 Estimates?19.6 Million Total…Statehuman population is 3million Today in U.S. — 65 million, give or take a few hundred thousand.
  5. 5. 70,000,00060,000,00050,000,00040,000,000 57,409,58330,000,000 47,683,95120,000,000 33,512,867 30,354,213 25,134,56910,000,000 6,034,316 8,266,779 323,247 934,820 1,353,908 0 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 Hogs in Iowa Hogs in U.S.
  6. 6. Swine TerminologyGilt—A female that has yet to farrowBarrow—A castrated maleSow—A female that has farrowedBoar—A mature malePork Belly—Uncured bacon
  7. 7. Lard-type Hogs
  8. 8. Bacon-type Hogs
  9. 9. CURING
  10. 10. OHHHH,BACON! 
  11. 11. Smokehouses
  12. 12. A Lot of Bacon — The Good News
  13. 13. Orly’s, Clarksville Butler County
  14. 14. Frederika LockerBremer County
  15. 15. Elma LockerHoward County
  16. 16. Ohrt’s SmokehouseIonia, Chickasaw County
  17. 17. Countyline LockerRiceville, Howard County
  18. 18. S & S Locker Osage,Mitchell County
  19. 19. Polashek’s Locker ServiceProtovin, Chickasaw/Howard County
  20. 20. Tony’s Wadena LockerWadena, Fayette County
  21. 21. Kerns Meats, EdgewoodClayton/Delaware County
  22. 22. Delhi LockerDelaware County
  23. 23. Newhall Locker – Sutton Sausage Co. Benton County
  24. 24. Dayton Meat Products,Malcom, Powesheik County
  25. 25. Lots of Choices!
  26. 26. FINIS

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