Y'all don't have enough pig farms down there?
It's honestly something I've never looked into. I know that we are heading towards and are for the most part, ensuring better "rights" if you like for animals.
But, apparently In the 1960s there were about 50,000 pig farmers, but now there are just 660 commercial producers left in Australia.
That's a heck of a big difference. A lot of what "we" had is now gone I suspect affordability, we can't be the big guns we are over run from overseas that has a better affordability.
Bacon, bacon, bacon, particularly hickory smoked bacon from a little place in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas, called Coursey's Meats. Anyone know of it? Every spring, we detour on our way home from Florida to travel through the Ozarks so that we can pick up at least 15 pounds of bacon and about the same amount of their sweet hickory smoked ham. It's the best ham we've ever had, but the bacon is the real reason for the detour.
mmmmmm Danish ham and bacon
just had a heap of thin-sliced ham on my sandwich
just the thing after an extra rehearsal
just read how to do make your own bacon - - sounds easy enough if you've got a good nearby butcher and a bbq and some bravado:
Smoke it if You've Got it
Homemade bacon ain't that complicated
BY JADA CALYPSO BROTMAN