The conference was attended by processors from 40 Iowa plants and vendors from a wide variety of companies displayed their products and explained their services to those in attendance at the Trade Show on Friday and Saturday.
The convention participants attended seminars on the processing of beef and pork, as well as other topics related to the management and designs of their businesses.
The educational sessions on Friday were held at the ISU Meat Laboratory under the direction Extension Meat Specialist. Dr. Joe Cordray and other meat science staff members from Iowa State University. Cordray was in charge of the Iowa Cured Meats Competition held on Saturday during the convention.
There were over 300 entries of processed meats in 20 classes of the competition. Tiefenthaler Quality Meats in Holstein was Grand Champion Award winner for Canadian Style Bacon.