Harvest Plant & Marketing

Angus Shrugged

The Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand started up back in 1978 in the midst of the then big, lean “beef revolution.” CAB is certified to the G-1 carcass specification by the AMS (the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service) Today there are many other AMS beef carcass certification program specifications that also carry the Angus breed name…. Read More »

U.S. Beef Carcass Grading 102

As seen above, there’s tons of good information readily available about the general rules (Standards) of U.S. Beef Grading.  This post is intended to go deeper into the why and how of the Beef Grading Standard’s development and practical application.  Hopefully this “bigger picture” post will be helpful to some interested people. In current day beef marketing, “needs” are increasingly… Read More »

Pulled-Pork Processes

Rubbing bone-in pork shoulder butts with expensive spices & salt; then later watching much of it drip off the roast’s exterior along with cooking purge is likely the procedure that most often comes to mind when one thinks of home pulled-pork production.  In that scenario, raw meat prep is simple because most modern retail pork butts have already been injected with at least a salt-water… Read More »