Working in the meat dept has been interesting and I'm always looking for more info on whats going on. We only get primals and we break them down for the custom case and special orders. It's nice to be able to have customers come to the counter and ask for something spacific that they don't see in the case and one of us can just pick up the primal and cut it to the customers wishes. I miss that from my younger years while living near a full butcher shop. While we don't deal with full animals I am still happy to have the full attention of the customers as we do our bit to help bring back the small town butcher shop experience.
Looking for books and all on Hog Butchery I'm even more addicted to pork than I was before getting this job lol