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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Oct 16, 2013 05:35 PM CDT

The popularity of bacon has been booming with American consumers; however, some concerns with quality have surfaced in recent years with regards to dried distillers grains softening belly fat on carcasses, according to an article by Iowa Farmer Today (http://bit.ly/…).

Research in recent years has found that feeding high levels of DDG were reducing belly firmness, an undesirable effect on bacon. Consumers prefer bacon to be firm, not soft. Also, processors can get more yield out of the belly if it is firm, since more bacon can be sliced from it.

Reducing the level of DDG before slaughter ...

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