Watching as a Whole Hog Becomes Bacon and Ribs and Everything Else
Just before entering the boning room, I was handed a lab coat and a hairnet. I was about to see the next step of the transformation from pig to pork chop. Yesterday, I watched them die. Today, the carcasses are going to be butchered and packed -- a much less gruesome task.
He ran me through the order of the day. "Usually on Tuesdays, we are in the boning room putting orders together. First we process orders for Tampa and Sarasota. We finish Orlando and Miami orders later in the morning. Once the orders are done, we clean up and feed the herd."
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