Local Meat Processor Wins Top Notch Awards

Dubois County (NNDC):

Merkley & Sons of Jasper attended the Illinois Association of Meat Processors and Indiana Meat Packers and Processors Association Joint Convention and Trade Show in Bloomington, Illinois, last week and won some impressive recognition.

Merkley’s was awarded several honors at the event, including Grand Champion Exotic Variety Class, Champion Variety Class Cured, and Grand Champion Fully Cooked BBQ Rib Class.  

They also gained Grand Champion Specialty for Commercial Ham and Reserve Champion Commercial Style Ham.

Merkley & Sons also received international recognition for its meat products last week at the DFV-AAMP Quality Competition for Sausage and Ham in Madison, Wisconsin.

Merkley & Sons was also awarded 5 gold medals for its smoked bacon,  smoked ham, cooked bratwurst and German bologna along with other awards.

Merkley & Sons has also been invited by the German Butchers’ Association to attend a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 7, where they will be awarded their certificates and medals.

Another plus for Dubois county locally owned business.

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