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Kiss Your Country Ham Goodbye...

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Erlangernick
beers 1 º places 2 º 11:06 Thu 5/30/2013

Uuuuuhhhh....huh huh huh huh...he said, " vertically integrated pork processor and hog producer"...huh huh huh huh.

 
BREWMUSKCLES
beers 2403 º places 116 º 11:14 Thu 5/30/2013

My family in Rockingham and Shenandoah County Virginia have been making the real Ham (for what Smithfield has only partially been for some years now) for over 100 years. It’s easier then making a good or any beer (which i have not done yet). When Americans get around to it we’ll continue to sell the best in the World and the most.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 09:33 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by Cobra
Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
I’m with you, but you know that there are folks out there who are still going to buy the imported stuff all damn day. I’d like to see the stats on how much prosciutto di parma get’s sold in Des Moines as opposed to La Quercia’s stuff that lifts serious reps and is made quite literally down the road from us.

Prosciutto di parma is hardly country ham. You are comparing apples & oranges. Country ham is salt cured ham. Period. It is not herb infused, sea salt rubbed, whatever else prosciutto di parma is.
It is what it is. Take it or leave it.


Pretty sure bro was referencing the imports that are about to happen. Aside from that. Smithfield (the company) doesn’t really make the old school Smithfield-style country ham anymore.

 
CheesedMan
beers 555 º places 12 º 09:59 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by Cobra
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Pretty sure bro was referencing the imports that are about to happen. Aside from that. Smithfield (the company) doesn’t really make the old school Smithfield-style country ham anymore.

You’re FOS. My local grocery still sells the country hams in the (burlap or whatever cloth it is) sack.
I can go buy 50 of them if I wanted to.


According to their website, Smithfield, the company, doesn’t produce a country ham.

Link

And BTW, Proscuitto di Parma is simply a salted and dry cured ham, nothing more, nothing less. Sound familiar?

 
DietPepsican
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beers 1534 º places 56 º 10:02 Fri 5/31/2013

http://www.smithfieldhams.com/product/452/country-hams

confusion? Are smithfield foods and smithfield hams the same thing?

 
heykevin
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beers 1281 º 10:19 Fri 5/31/2013

Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), the world’s largest producer of pork products.

 
DietPepsican
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beers 1534 º places 56 º 10:28 Fri 5/31/2013

Well, find another local producer. Lots of pig companies around these parts, shouldn’t be too different around the US.

 
DietPepsican
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beers 1534 º places 56 º 10:45 Fri 5/31/2013

Originally posted by Cobra
Originally posted by CheesedMan
Originally posted by Cobra
Originally posted by NobleSquirrel
Pretty sure bro was referencing the imports that are about to happen. Aside from that. Smithfield (the company) doesn’t really make the old school Smithfield-style country ham anymore.

You’re FOS. My local grocery still sells the country hams in the (burlap or whatever cloth it is) sack.
I can go buy 50 of them if I wanted to.


According to their website, Smithfield, the company, doesn’t produce a country ham.

Link

And BTW, Proscuitto di Parma is simply a salted and dry cured ham, nothing more, nothing less. Sound familiar?

Wrong website, Jr.


No, it’s not. Smithfield foods was sold to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. Here is the portfolio:

http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/our-brands/

Smithfield foods has a brand called smithfield, here is the product line:

http://www.smithfield.com/products/

 
Guyute_Pig
beers 102 º places 48 º 13:01 Fri 5/31/2013

Support local farms

 
beastiefan2k
beers 2869 º places 194 º 13:08 Fri 5/31/2013

well Cobra... You got more?