Award Winners

2018 IMPPA Cured Meat Product Competition Results

 Best of Show

Fisher Packing Co

Grand Champion Traditional Bacon

 

 

 

Best of Show

Honorable Mentions

Dewig Meat, Bone-In Ham

 

Knightstown Locker, BBQ Product

 

 Processor of the Year

Dewig Meats

   

Bacon – Traditional

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Merkley Meats

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Homestyle Butchering

Bacon – Non-Traditional

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

BBQ Products

Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Grand Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Champion – Sanders Processing

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

BBQ Ribs

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Champion – Custom Quality Meats

Bologna

Grand Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Merkley Meats

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Bratwurst – Cooked

Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Grand Champion – Merkley Meats

Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Champion – Dewig Meats

  
 Bratwurst – Poultry

Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Res. Champion – Rihm Foods

Braunschweiger

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Res. Champion – Rihm Foods

Franks / Wieners

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Merkley Meats

Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Champion – Manley Meats

Ham – Bone-In

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Manley Meats

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

Ham – Boneless

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion -Kriders’ Meat Processing

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Jerky 

Grand Champion – Dewig Meat

Res. Grand Champion – Homestyle Butchering

Champion – Miller Smoke House

Res. Champion – Krider’s Meat Processing

Luncheon Meats

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Smoked Sausage – Traditional

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Champion – Beechy Custom Meats

Res. Champion – Rihm Foods

Snack Sticks

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Champion – Merkley Meats

Res. Champion – Beechy Custom Meats

Specialty Game

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Sanders Processing

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Summer Sausage

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Sanders Processing

Champion – Krider’s Meat Processing

Res. Champion – Custom Quality Meats

Turkey Breast – Boneless

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Rihm Foods

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – Manley Meats

2017 IMPPA Cured Meat Product Competition Results

  Best of Show

Krider’s Meat Processing

Grand Champion Non-Traditional Bacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor of the Year

Dewig Meats

Bacon – Traditional

Grand Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Champion – Oden Locker

Res. Champion – Dewig Meats

Bacon – Non-Traditional

Grand Champion – Krider’s Meat Processing

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – Ferdinand Processing

BBQ Products

Grand Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Champion – Merkley & Sons

 
BBQ Ribs

Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

Bologna

Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – Rihm Foods

Bratwurst – Cooked

Grand Champion – Merkley & Sons

Res. Grand Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

   
 Bratwurst – Smoked & Cured

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Merkley& Sons

Braunschweiger

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Champion – Merkley & Sons

Res. Champion – Beutler Meat Processing

Franks / Wieners

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Champion – Manley Meats

  
Ham – Bone-In

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Rihm Foods

Champion – Oden Locker

Res. Champion – Lengerich Meats

Ham – Boneless

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Jerky 

Grand Champion – Miller Smoke House

Res. Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Champion – Krider’s Meat Processing

Res. Champion – Dewig Meat

   
Luncheon Meats

Grand Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Merkley & Sons

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Smoked Sausage – Traditional

Grand Champion – Hough’s Quality Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Manley Meats

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

Snack Sticks

Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Champion – Ferdinand Processing

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing

 
Specialty Game

Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Sanders Processing

Champion – Fisher Packing

Res. Champion – Handford Packing

Summer Sausage

Grand Champion – Homestyle Butchering

Res. Grand Champion – Merkley & Sons

Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Champion – Krider’s Meat Processing

Turkey – Boneless

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing

Champion – John’s Butcher Shop

Res. Champion – Merkley & Sons

2016 IMPPA & IAMP Cured Meat Product Competition Results

 Best of Show

Fisher Packing, IN

Grand Champion Poultry Product

Best of Show

 

Processor of the Year

Fisher Packing, IN

 1 Bacon T 12 Bacon NT 1 3 BBQ Products 1
Bacon – Traditional

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

 Res. Grand Champion – Mishler Packing, IL

Champion -Thrushwood Farms, IL

Res. Champion – Main Street Meat Company, IL

Bacon – Non-Traditional

Grand Champion – Main Street Meat Company, IL

Res. Grand Champion – Leidings Meats & Catering, IL

Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Champion – Thrushwood Farms, IL

BBQ Products

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – John’s Butcher Shop, IN

Champion – Schuberts Smoke House, IL

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

    
 4 BBQ Ribs 5 Brats Cooked Group 6 Braunshweiger 1
 BBQ Ribs

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

Champion – Custom Quality Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Manley Meats, IN

 Bratwurst – Cooked

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Leidings Meats & Catering, IL

Champion – Korte Meat Processing, IL

Res. Champion – Schuberts Smoke House, IL

Braunschweiger

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Rihm Meats, IN

Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Champion – Schuberts Smoke House, IL

 7 Franks 1 8 Ham 19 Boneless Ham 1
 Franks / Wieners

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Mishler Packing, IL

Ham – Bone-In

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Mishler Packing, IL

Ham – Boneless

Grand Champion – Behrmann Meat & Processing, IL

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Champion – Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, IL

Res. Champion – Merkley & Sons, IN

 10 Sec Formed Ham 1 11 Jerky 1 12 Luncheon Meat 1
Ham – Section & Formed

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Champion – Merkley & Sons, IN

Res. Champion – John’s Butcher Shop, IN

Jerky – Whole Muscle

Grand Champion – Miller Smoke House, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Custom Quality Meats, IN

Champion – John’s Butcher Shop, IN

Res. Champion – Home Style Butchering, IN

Luncheon Meats

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering, IL

Champion – Merkley & Sons, IN

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

 13 Poultry 1 15 Smoked Sausage T 1 14 Smoked Sausage NT 1
Poultry Products

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Champion -Thrushwood Farms, IL

Res. Champion – AJ’s Lena Maid Meats, IL

Smoked Sausage – Traditional

Grand Champion – Custom Quality Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering, IL

Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Smoked Sausage – Non-Traditional

Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Manley Meats, IN

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Custom Quality Meats, IN

 16 Snack Sticks 1 Best of Show 2 18 Beef Product 1
Snack Sticks

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Merkley & Sons, IN

Champion – Ferdinand Processing, IN

Res. Champion – Knightstown Locker, IN

Summer Sausage – Cooked

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering, IL

Res. Champion – Home Style Butchering, IN

Whole Muscle Beef Products

Grand Champion – Jones Meat & Locker, IL

Res. Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Champion – Dewig Meats, IN

Res. Champion – AJ’s Lena Maid Meats, IL

 19 Variety Cured 1 20 Exotic Summer Sausage 1 21 Exotic Variety Cured
Variety Cured

Grand Champion – Fischer Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering, IL

Champion – Behrmann Meat & Processing, IL

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats, IN

Exotic Summer Sausage

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing, IN

Res. Grand Champion – Rihm Foods, IN

Champion – Manley Meats, IN

Res. Champion – Schuberts Smokehouse

Exotic Variety Cured

Grand Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering, IL

Res. Grand Champion – Custom Quality Meats, IN

Champion – Thrushwood Farms, IL

Res. Champion – Rihm Foods, IN

 24 Inv Beef IN Group 25 1 Inv Pork IN
Innovative Beef – Indiana

Grand Champion – Custom Quality Meats

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Res. Champion – Merkley & Sons

Innovative Pork – Indiana

Grand Champion – Merkley & Sons

Res. Grand Champion – Knightstown Locker

Champion – Rihm Foods

Res. Champion – Rice Quality Farm Meats

Best of Beef – Indiana

Grand Champion – Miller Smoke House – Jerky

 

Best of Pork – Indiana

Grand Champion – Fisher Packing – Bacon (Traditional)

 Inn Beef IL Inn Pork IL
Innovative Beef – Illinois

Grand Champion – Main Street Meat Company

Res. Grand Champion – Thrushwood Farms

Champion – Leiding Meats & Catering

Innovative Pork – Illinois

Grand Champion – Thrushwood Farms

Best of Beef – Illinois

Grand Champion – Jone’s Meat & Locker – Whole Muscle Beef

 

Best of Beef – Illinois

Grand Champion – Main Street Meat Company – Bacon (Non-Traditional)

International Quality Competition for Sausage & Ham

The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), in partnership with the German Butchers’ Association (GBA), and the University of Wisconsin Meat Science Extension held the first ever IFFA Quality Competition, in Madison, WI January 2016. During the evaluations, each product was judged against a gold standard by the same judges as those used for the competition taking place at the IFFA show in Frankfurt, Germany in May 2016.

Each item submitted received a score with the possibility of earning a gold, silver or bronze medal, or no medal at all. Winning an award is a very prestigious honor as these medals signify the products are considered some of the best in the world. We were proud to have three of our Indiana plants participate in the competition and take home several medals!

Dewig                                                                 Fisher                                                   Merkley

Dewig Brothers Packing Company, IncFisher Packing CompanyMerkley & Son Packing
Haubstadt, INPortland, INJasper, IN
Gold – BaconGold – Bone-In HamGold – Bone-In Ham
Gold – BlutwurstGold – BraunschweigerGold – Boneless Ham
Gold – Boneless HamGold – Chopped & Formed Boneless HamGold – Smoked German Bologna
Gold – Boneless Turkey BreastGold – Hot Dogs
Gold – BraunschweigerGold – Snack Sticks
Gold – Liver SausageGold – Summer Sausage
Gold – Polish SausageSilver – Bologna
Gold – Salami
Gold – Wieners
Silver – Bone-In Ham
Bronze – Bierstube Bratwurst
Bronze – German Bologna

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