Beef Arm Roast Info and Recipe

Beef Arm Roasts Quick Facts Quantity Per Animal: Approximately 8  Alternative Cut Options: Arm Steaks or add to trim for ground beef.  Also Known As: Round Bone Pot Roast, Chuck Arm Roast Location: Chuck Primal,  further down the arm below the Chuck Roasts  Attributes: Leaner than Chuck Roast, Great Beefy Flavor Best Cooking Method: Slow Cooking  Fun Fact: While some people don’t like the gooey marrow inside the round bone after it’s cooked, it’s considered a delicacy by many, some people will fight to get the nutrient-packed insides.      I’m attaching pictures on the Facebook and Instagram posts of a recent time that I used the Arm Roast for a Mississippi Pot Roast in the slow cooker, no liquid added (except the butter that melts down of course)! There was a lot of liquid at the end of cooking and the meat was NOT dry. It’s great over...

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February Hog Special 2021

February Hog Special 2021
  It's that time of year again! The February Hog Special. Each year during the month of February you can take advantage of the post-holiday calm and order a whole or half hog at a discount. How does it work? All you have to do is give us a call, tell us if you'd like a whole or half hog for the February special and we'll walk you through the options on how you would like it cut. Here are the details for 2021: The half hog will be about 110 lbs. dressed at $2.73/lb for a total of $300.00. The whole hog would be about 220 lbs dressed at $2.63/lb for a total of $580.00. This includes the cost of the hog, cutting and packaging, and the curing and smoking of hams and bacon. You get roasts, chops (bone-in or boneless), hams, bacon, ribs, sausage (little links extra), and if you'd like, the hocks, lard and even the liver, feet, and head. Not a fan of roasts? We can cut those into pork steaks. Only like sausage, ham and...

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Where do most of our hogs come from? The Lang...

Where do most of our hogs come from? The Lang Family.
Hi everyone! I just posted the basics of this year's February Hog Special here, but wanted to give you more information about where the hogs come from. We mention in many of our posts: #eatlocal or #buylocal. We don't just mean that you are supporting our local business, but you are also supporting local farms. We have a long history with the farmer that we get our February Hog Special hogs from (as well as all of our award-winning competition hams and bacon). They always come from the Lang family. The Lang family farm in South Beloit, IL, A.M. Farms, is currently being run by Jon and his son Michael, the 4th and 5th generations of Langs to raise hogs in the northern IL/southern WI area. In the early 1900s Jon's great-grandfather, William Lang, moved to IL from IA and started raising hogs. His son Ray continued raising hogs until his death in 1967.  Ray's sons, Ray Jr., David, and Don, carried on the tradition. Don raised pure-bred...

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