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Salute to the Pork Industry
OUNTRY
IEWS
2014 HARLAN NEWSPAPERS • SPECIAL SECTION • OCTOBER 9, 2015
Earling Locker
Steve Gross hands over
the keys to new owners
Craig & Kristina Brich
PIT SAFETY
Be aware to avoid accidents
PORK FASTEST GROWING PROTEIN
In the foodservice industry
INSIDE:
Shelby County
families garner
Century Farm
honors
Shelby County photo courtesy of Theresa Jeffers
Country Views
IOWA’S
IOWA’S
Hog Farmers…
Hog Farmers…
Are family farmers
Are family farmers
• More than 90 percent of all farms are
family
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Provide daily care for livestock
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• Industry training programs such as
• Industry
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and
the skills necessary
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quality care.
• Most the
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• Most
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• Pig farmers actively participate in
• Pig farmers actively participate in
PQA Plus and other food safety and
PQA Plus and other food safety and
animal care programs to ensure
animal care programs to ensure
the quality and safety of the pork
the quality and safety of the pork
products they produce.
products they produce.
• A 2006 USDA study revealed that the six most
• A 2006 USDA study revealed that the six most
common cuts of pork have 16 percent less fat and
common cuts of pork have 16 percent less fat and
percent
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in saturated
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continuous production improvements
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management practices.
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•Approximately10finishingpigsfromweaningtomarketprovidethe
nutrientneedsofanacreofIowacroplandonasemi-annualbasis.Nutrientsfromone2,400-headpigbarnbenefitsahalf-sectionofland(240
acres).Onehogconsumesapproximately9to10bushelsofcornfrombirth
toamarketweightof275pounds!
•Attheendof2014,Iowahad6,266hogoperations.
•40,290Iowansareemployedinday-to-dayproductionofhogs.
•39percentofIowahogfarms(2,451farms)have1,000pigsorless.
•Thereareapproximately20millionpigsbeingraisedinIowa.
•Iowaproducersmarketedmorethan49millionhogsin2012.
•Nearlyone-thirdofthenation’shogsareraisedinIowa.
•IowaisthenumberoneporkproducingstateintheU.S.
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Harlan News-Advertiser | Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 | Page 3
Manure Pit Safety:
Be aware to avoid accidents
Manure pit safety has to be a priority each and every day
on the farm to avoid tragic accidents, according to experts at
the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health in Iowa City,
Iowa.
In the center’s new fact sheet, Manure Storage Pit Dangers: Hazardous Gas Awareness, experts explain how deadly
manure pit gases are and the dangers they pose to barn workers. The complementary fact sheet, Manure Storage Pit Dangers: Identifying Hazardous Gases, also serves as a valuable
resource to help implement safety protocols.
Gases that are released during decomposition and agitation of swine manure can create special safety concerns, but
you can protect the health of your employees, your livestock
and yourself with some simple precautions.
An Industry-wide Issue
“It’s important to provide an environment that encour-ages safety awareness and compliance,” said Todd See, animal
• Wear a respirator or dust mask while performing work anywhere you
science department head and professor at North Carolina State University.
may be exposed to harmful dusts, gases or sprays. Respirators and dust
“You can minimize accidents by taking a proactive approach to safety.”He
masks help block the entry of harmful gases and dust into the lungs.
offers the following safety tips:
• Protect yourself with a supplied-air respirator – either an air-line respira
tor or self-contained breathing apparatus – if it’s necessary to enter an
• Do not enter an area in which hazardous
area in which hazardous levels of a toxic gas are suspected or if you
levels of toxic gases are suspected. Dilute
must enter a confined space such as a manure pit.
toxic gases by maintaining proper ventilation • Realize that a number of gases can create health issues for humans and
and bringing fresh air into the contaminated
hogs. Agitation of liquid manure that has been stored for more than a
area using fans and opening curtains, doors
few weeks will release levels of gases that can be toxic, flammable and
and windows.
potentially lethal.
The Pork Checkoff’s Safe Manure Removal Practices fact sheet, found
online at pork.org., also offers tips about the five main gases of concern in
Tag all doors during pit agitation and
manure pits.
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Shelby County Century Farm recipients
Honored at the
event were Martha
(Tramm) Beaumont,
Tom Tramm and not
pictured
Edwin C. Tramm,
1020 York Rd.,
Shelby,
1871 - 2015.
The property was
farmed by their great
grandfather, Hans
Tramm.
Taking Care of Your Financial Needs...
Ken and Julie Stein Farm and their daughter, Becca,
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he agricultural industry keeps Shelby County strong and we’re proud to
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rom affordable ag loans
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Century Farm
honors
seven Shelby
County farms
The Iowa Century Farm and Heritage Farm Awards
were presented at the Century/Heritage stage at the Iowa
State Fairgrounds. Century Farm awards recognize farms
(40acresormore)thathavebeeninthesamefamilyfor100
yearsandHeritageFarmsawardsrecognizefarmsthathave
beenownedbythesamefamilyfor150years.
In2015therewere366CenturyFarmwinnersand101
HeritageFarmwinners.Theseawardsaresponsoredbythe
IowaDepartmentofAgricultureandLandStewardshipand
theIowaFarmBureau.
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Congratulations to the
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We recognize the contribution of pork producers
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We are ready for your
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Iowa pig farmers and Culver’s
partner for October Pork Month
TheIowaPorkProducersAssociationisteamingupwithCulver’srestaurantsinIowaduringaspecialOctoberPorkMonth“Bacon-up”promotion.
Culver’scustomerswillbeencouragedtoaddbacontotheirButterBurger®orothersandwichordersthroughoutthemonth.Specialin-storesignage
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OctoberwasdesignatedNationalPorkMonthbecauseitmarkedthetime
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monthbysharingtheirstoriesandpromotingpork.
“Tohelpcelebrate,pigfarmersencouragebusyfamiliesthroughoutIowa
toenjoythedeliciousporkproductsCulver’soffers,especiallywhenthey’re
onthegothisfall,”saidKelseySutter,marketingandprogramdirectorfor
theIowaPorkProducersAssociation.“Ifyou’venevertriedCulver’sbreadedporktenderloinsandwich,Octoberwillbeaperfecttime.
Inadditiontothein-storepromotions,ashortvideohighlightingthepork
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Steve and Brenda Gross sell their locker -
Earling Locker has
strong ties to local
pork & beef producers
By Michaela Ramm
News Reporter
HARLAN -- The meat locker located in Earling may have changed ownership, but the business itself will not be changing anytime soon.
Steve and Brenda Gross, who have owned the locker in Earling since
1981, have sold the business to Craig and Kristina Brich in February 2015.
Despite the new ownership, Brich said he has no places to change anything about the beloved small town business.
How It All Started
Gross bought the locker from its previous owners in 1981 with his brother Marvin. The pair operated the buisness together until 1989, when Gross
bought out his brothers’ share.
Gross continued to operate Gross’ Locker successfully and eventually
hired Birch as a part-time butcher in 2009.
Brich said he worked about three days a week for Gross. Eventually, after
about six years at the locker, Brich expressed interest in buying the business.
“I figured it would be something to do to get into something better,” Brich
said.
Gross agreed and decided to sell.
“I thought this would be a good transistion for both of us,” Gross said.
“So the business will stay open in town for quite a few more years and still
have a locker around.”
After the sale, Gross’ Locker became the Earling Locker.
The locker hosted a Customer Appreication Night and an open house in
April of this year.
“We had it so people could get to know the new owner and to thank all my
customers for the past 33 years,” Gross said.
BRICH - continued on page 9
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Maintaining
a standard
critical for
Brich’s growth
BRICH - continued from
page 8
Brich and 12-year-employee Dave Hinz
dress beef for a locker client.
Gross said the night was a great transition into the new ownership.
Since leaving the locker, Gross has been working part-time with the
county’s roads department.
Brich has been continuing the business as usual, working to maintain a
high standard of products and business.
Maintaining the Locker
The locker sells retail items including hamburger, steak, roasts, as well as
Brich’s homemade brats and sausages.
Mostly, however, the locker works with area farmers to butcher and pro-
BRICH - continued on page 10
SOLD 11,517 ACRES of
FARMLAnD in the last
5 years on a sharply higher market!
Prices ranged from $1,900 - $12,500 acre
Previous Record Land Sales by Randy Pryor
Shelby County Farm Ground - Feb. 2011 - $8,900
Harrison County Farm Ground - Jan. 2012 - $12,500
Pottawattamie County Hill Ground - Sept. 2013 - $11,500
Once Again The “Auction Method” Works!!
AUCTION METHOD -IowaStateextensionfarmmgmt.specialist,MichaelDuffy,
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70-year history of
a locker in Earling
BRICH - continued from page 9
cesstheirlivestock,includingcattle,sheep,hogsandmore.Theseproducts
arealsosoldtocustomers.
KeepingthelockeropeninEarlingwasveryimportanttoGross,aswell
astoBrich.
GrosssaidhebelievedthemeatlockerhasbeeninEarlingforatleast70
years,andhopesitcanremainopenforseveralmore.
“IfiguredayoungguycangetinhereandkeepitgoinglongerthanI
can,”Grosssaid.
OneoftwoinShelbyCounty
EarlingLockerisoneofthetwomeatlockerslocatedinShelbyCounty,
theotherIrwinLocker&CateringownedbyRandySorensenandDebbie
Rasmussen,782-3215.
“There’s no lockers between here and I-29 to the west,” Gross said.
“Thereusedtobeoneineverytown,butthey’veallclosed.”
Grosssaidthereasonforthismaybethatoperatingabusinesssuchasa
lockerishardwork.
“I’mfortunatethatIwasabletokeepitupandthat[Brich]waswillingto
takeit.
Maintainingalockercanbedifficult,butGrosssaidtimesarecurrentlyin
favorfortheirbusiness.
“Morepeoplearewantingalockertodaythantherewasyearsagobecausethentheyknowwheretheirmeatiscomingfrom,”Grosssaid.“It’s
comingfromthefarmerthatyouknow,ratherthanthestorewhereyouhave
noideawhereit’scomingfrom.Whenyoubutcheryourownanimal,you
knowwhatit’sbeenfed.”
Operates as a Custom Locker plant
ThelockeroperatesasaCustomLockerplant,notafederalone,which
meansallmeatsoldhastobeinspected.
PeoplefromallovercometoEarlingLockerfortheirproducts.Popular
product’sincludingtheirhamburgersandBrich’shomemadebrats.
Thankstoitsregularcustomers,aswellasareaparishpicnicsandthefair,
thelockerisabletooperatesuccessfully.
“Most important is the people and the community that support you,”
Grosssaid.Grosssaidheenjoyedhistimeatthethelocker.Healsosaidhe
ishappyfor[Brich]’ssuccess.
“It’sbeenagreatbusinessfor33yearsandI’dliketothankthecustomers
andallthepeoplewhocametoourbusiness,”Grosssaid.“Ihopetheydo
thesamefor[Brich].”
Brichsaidhehopestheloyalcustomerswillcontinuetoenjoyhisproducts.
“I plan to leave it all the same,” Brich said. “Maybe add some things
downtheroad,butnotforawhile.”
PeoplecancontacttheEarlingLockerat747-2171orbystoppingbythe
locationon102MainSt.inEarling.
Hats off to our Shelby County Pork Producers!
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Withagrowthratethatoutpacesallothermeats,porkhasbeenthefastest-growingproteininfoodservicesince2011,accordingtoTechnomic,Inc.’s2015VolumetricAssessmentofPorkinFoodservice.
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