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Thrushwood Farms wins 18 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, and 1 Bronze Medal in conjunction with the IFFA, the world's largest meat industry trade fair. 

 - 18 Gold Medals: Old Fashion Bologna, Semi-Boneless Ham, Boneless Ham, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Sweet Teriyaki Snack Stick, Spicy Snack Stick, Original Snack Stick, Ground and Formed Spicy Strip, Ground and Formed Original Strip, Smoked Turkey, Boneless Turkey Breast, Bone-In Turkey Breast, Summer Sausage with Cheese, Summer Sausage, Spicy Summer Sausage, Garlic Summer Sausage, Dried Beef, Canadian Bacon

- 1 Silver Medals: Smoked Chicken

- 1 Bronze Medals: Bone-In Ham

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Family owned Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats Inc is 2019 Knowlton honoree By Lisa M. Keefe on 10/29/2018Meatingplace.com Rapidly growing, constantly creative, and still deeply rooted in its community, Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats Inc., and owner and CEO Jim Hankes, are Meatingplace’s 2019 recipients of the industry publication’s annual Richard L. Knowlton Award. Founded, like so many meat companies, as a custom processor and retail store, Galesburg, Ill.-based Thrushwood Farms has grown far beyond those early endeavors to offer a selection of high quality red meats, as well as smoked items and an extensive array of meat snack sticks for sale...

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Last week Jim, Kae, Doug, Lindsey, and Aliana attended the 79th annual convention for the American Association of Meat Processors. During the week, we were able to attend a tour of three suppliers that are located in Kansas City. We then participated in the educational sessions, walked the trade show floor, and socialized with several processors and suppliers from the industry. One of the highlights of the week was competing in the American Cured Meat Championships. The ACMC's allow meat processors from across the country to bring the best of their products to the show to compete against fellow meat processors....

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We're adding 30,000 square feet Here is the press release we submitted to multiple publications in the meat industry. It reads a bit stuffy, but unfortunately, that's what press releases are, in my opinion. We hope to bring you updates throughout the building process. Check out our Facebook page and Instagram page for more pictures.  The goal is for the project to be complete by January 1, 2019.  Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. is announcing a building expansion to accommodate growth in the meat snack and ready to eat sector of the business. The company is adding 30,000 square feet...

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Illinois Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention Every year we load up our vehicle to head to the Illinois Association of Meat Processors' Annual Convention. This year it was held from February 22-25 in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. We had several employees join us for part of the convention to walk the tradeshow floor. They were also able to attend the awards ceremony for the Product Competition.  During the awards ceremony, we receive seven plaques. Reserve Grand Champion Flavored Fresh Bratwurst Reserve Grand Champion Specialty Commercial Ham Champion Barbecue Product Champion Cooked Whole Muscle Beef Product (Prime Rib) Champion Variety Class (Smoked...

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