Marks Locker owners receive awards from Iowa Meat Processors Association
The 71st Annual Convention & Trade Show of the Iowa Meat Processors Association was held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the ISU Meat Laboratory in Ames, on February 16-18, 2007. Processors from 45 plants & vendors in 41 booths were in attendance for the training sessions and the Trade Show.
The conference participants attended seminars on a variety of processing techniques used on beef, pork, and poultry at the ISU Meat Lab under the direction of Meat Extension Specialist, Dr. Joe Cordray, and the other staff members from Iowa State University.
Dr. Cordray was in charge of the Iowa Cured Meats Competition held on Saturday. There were more than 340 entries of processed meats in twenty classes of the competition. The entries were judged by judges from Iowa State University.
Tom and Lisa Taylor, owners of Marks Locker in Rowley received the following awards:
Champion: Speciality Ham
Reserve Champion: Bacon
Champion: Smoked Turkey
Reserve Grand Champion: Frankfurters/Wieners
Article From: Independence Bulletin Journal, 2007