Miscellaneous Meats

USDA Meat Inspection

This is not an usual “feel good” Meat Inspection story. It’s intent here is to present some seldom addressed realities of the job; as I have come to know it over the past 4 decades. Starting out naïve, I believed that the Federal Government would only put forth worthwhile, common sense Meat Inspection programs. After… Read More »

Who You Gonna Call?

It’s usually difficult to get people to feel sorry for Government workers, but there exist at least one arena in which those employees can suffer more abuse than private sector employees. That area is the Government controlled treatment of their employers. If Government employees have a grievance, fellow Government agencies policing said complaints will most… Read More »

Barnyard Sow Dressing

This post is intended for hobby farmers who raise a few hogs to sell as Youth Fair projects and/or as pork processed at small local meat plants. While hobby farmer’s relatively young market-hogs may well be hard to sell as freezer pork, the occasional few culled breeding sows are normally hard to get a decent… Read More »