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Tony’s Duroc Pork

Posted on: July 6th, 2017

Tony’s time-honored tradition and steadfast commitment to personal relationships with farmers and ranchers continued in May of 2017. Stefan and our team visited Dennison, Iowa to tour the family farms and processing facility for Tony’s Duroc pork line.

Tony’s Standards

Tony’s rigorously tests all pork loin chops from a 100% Duroc sired program so they meet our strict specifications for pH, color, and marbling. (Read more about Tony’s Standards). The meat’s rich red color and tenderness are mainly determined by the pH level of the meat. It must fall in a specific range to qualify for our pork program.

Tony’s team found it compelling to learn about the premium pork program. They had the opportunity to witness the community, land, and farmers benefiting from raising top-grade Iowa pork.

The farms are wonderfully sustainable. Additionally, they utilize the waste matter produced by the pigs to fertilize over 1,000 acres of corn and soybean. This enables them to grow feed for the pigs themselves. Moreover, their state-of-the-art passive ventilation system significantly cuts their power consumption in half.

All of the animals are traceable from sow to plant harvest and packaging. Furthermore, they are verified, ensuring no added hormones, beta agonist, or other growth proponents. No details were spared in creating the state-of-the-art harvest facility. Notably, Colorado’s very own CSU Professor of Animal Science, Temple Grandin, designed all the animal welfare protocols around humane intake and processes. Undoubtedly, this remarkable operation prioritizes the care and attention given to raising their animals.

Tony’s is now carrying Duroc as our standard pork chop, setting us a cut above the regular commodity pork commonly found at larger grocery chains. Moreover, Tony’s continues its commitment to quality, family farm-raised pork. Additionally, our relationships with farms and ranches are a vital part of selecting the highest quality products to bring to our markets and, most importantly, to offer you, our valued customers.

Come in to your favorite Tony’s location and taste the difference in our new line of Duroc pork!

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