Friday, April 29, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound

VideoFound Male Lab Mix. Light Brown. Neon Orange collar (Reminton).Saint Hedwig, Near Lubianski's feed store 210-859-1546

VideoREWARD!! Trooper a gray & white male cat is missing from County Road 429 Stockdale. He might have been accidently transported off. Missing since 11/13/2015. Call 512-629-2005.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

S S Water Supply Corp., Customer Service/Billing Clerk, full-time position, great benefits, starting at $8/hour (DOE). Apply at 10393 U.S. Hwy. 87, La Vernia. Open until filled.
Seeking individual to work in a local child-care center, paid holidays, etc., must be high school grad or GED. Apply in person at Cubs Country Childcare, 212 FM 1346 in La Vernia.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Common cuts can cause confusion for consumers


Common cuts can cause  confusion for consumers


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
July 31, 2013
4,889 views
Post a comment

Shoppers may be surprised or confused by selections at the meat counter, with recent changes in the pork and beef industries. Some common cuts have changed names, while others share names from the two industries. The Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards established in 1973, according to www.meattrack.com, “seen as a guarantee for consumers that the same cut of meat would have the same name in every store, in every city across the country.”
The last time the industry updated the list by adding new meat cut names and deleting “unappealing” names, was in 2005. At that time, “The National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff wanted to talk to consumers to see if anything else should be changed to make it easier for them to understand cut names,” and led to a focus group study in 2011.
This update was the result of extensive research conducted with involvement from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association -- the main contractor of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board -- and the National Pork Board.
According to the Beef Retail website, consumers:
•“Are confused by industry standard cut names.
•“Want on-pack information to be easy-to-read and quick to understand.
•“Lack confidence in choosing the right cut for different cooking methods.
•“Want healthy and delicious recipe ideas and inspiration.
•State “inconsistencies across the industry are adding” to their confusion.
The end result: simplified cut names and information on how to prepare the meat purchased.
The Pork Retail Professionals website states that “14 cuts of pork are getting new consumer-friendly cut names, many that align with already-famous beef names.”
Examples include:
•Pork loin chops will be called pork porterhouse chops.
•Pork rib chop is a pork ribeye chop.
•Pork top loin chop is now pork New York chop.
The revised meat labels will consist of three parts -- a consumer-friendly name or cut identifier, cut characteristics (cut form or shape), and the preparation method.
See “common names” chart for examples of what consumers will see at the meat counter.
New campaigns
Both the Texas Beef Council and the National Pork Producers Council have recently begun new ad campaigns that include the new cuts.
The “Above All Else” beef campaign (Texas Beef Council) aims at the Gen-Xers (ages 25 to 44) along with the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” campaign, while the pork industry has released radio promos enticing listeners to visit the “Pork Be Inspired” website.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville FFA teams state-bound (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville FFA wins in Houston — livestock, judging, tractor restorations (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hail damage may reduce harvest (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Karnes City Auction sale (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Land Stewardship produces a healthy Texas (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pesticide class set for May 16 (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (April 27, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ag program for military (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Benefit team roping in Jourdanton (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Bird feeding options (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Catfish management plan released (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. County 4-H’ers place in Houston (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guada-Coma Chapter news (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Regional conservation partnership (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Youth Range Workshop (April 20, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Always follow label instructions (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Chemical collection is May 11 (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon-Smiley show produces champions (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (April 13, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. East Central’s Patterson, Kempen, and poultry team win at SA show (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Pruning without painting? (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tree grafting, pruning workshop (April 6, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wilson County Spring Educational Program (April 6, 2016)
April 2016 Gardening Calendar (April 1, 2016)
Coupons ag-right
Allstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC ExpertsEast Central Driving School

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.