2019 Results & Photos

The Pennsylvania’s Association of Meat Processors celebrated 80 years during the 2019 Convention. It was an honor to celebrate this milestone!!

We had wonderful speakers doing all our educational classes along with a successful turnout for the supplier showcase. We also had great food, fellowship and entertainment during our hospitality events.

We would like to congratulate all the winners who participated in the Meat Competition. This year we had 295 products entered into the competition from 28 members.

This year the Best in Show went to Stepniak Beef located in Hop Bottom, PA. Not only did they win Best in Show and Best of Beef with their Roast Beef but also People’s Choice, 4 Champion, 3 Reserve Champion and 3 Grand Champion awards.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Stepniak Beef has been in business since the 1920’s….Four Generations of a Quality Tradition!! The Best of Pork was awarded to Schrader Farms, and The Best of Venison was awarded to Hollenbaugh Family Processing.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Convention Recap

Speakers and Educational Sessions:

What a wonderful group of speakers we had to help us celebrate 80 years!! Thank you!

Jake Sailer, John Frohling, Mike Holland, Stever Boyer, Lloyd Hess & Bob Moyer

for the Workshops held on Friday. Each session gave so much knowledge and new ideas to our members. We cannot thank you enough!!

Myron Stoltzfus, John Biggie & Dwight Ely

for doing the Retail Display Session. No better way to learn ideas then from our own PAMP group. Thanks for taking the time to share your ideas and helping to make other members successful.

Nelson Gaydos

from AAMP. It is always great to have AAMP and extra special to have a former graduate of Penn State as Nelson was always a huge help at our annual convention. Glad you were able to be here fr another PAMP Convention.

Nick Vukojevich

demonstrated his skill and knowledge of harvest techniques on Thursday at the meat lab. As always, it was a great turnout and everyone always learns something from Nick. Thanks for coming the distance and sharing all that you know

Temple Grandin

was our highlighted speaker on Saturday. What an honor to have Temple at our 80th Convention. What a great opportunity to hear her story and learn from here. Thank you Temple for sharing this with our PAMP members!


Jake Sailer

for doing the Q&A session on Creating Championship Ham & Bacon. A perfect opportunity to ask the questions you always wanted the answers to. Again, your knowledge and input is so helpful.  Thank you!

Thank you!

Christie Brown and her team from the PA Beef Council for sponsoring the Best Beef Butcher Contest. A great addition to the Convention. Thanks for all your hard work!

Judges for Product Competition – A huge thank you  to all the judges: Ed Mills, Emily Usinger, Les Cutter, Jake Sailer, Nelson Gaydos, Lisa Caprera, Tammy Davis, Sam Watson, Alison Weimer, Mike Mamminga, Zach Connoway, Charlie Connolly, Josh Cassar, Cathy Cutter, Grant Davis, Joe Malafy, Dave Weaver, Rick Kralj,Martin Bucknavage, and Glenn Myers.

Jonathan Campbell, Glenn Myers and the crew at the meat lab. You provide so much to this organization and we really appreciate you and all you do!

Thanks to all that donated an item for the auction. This is a great fundraiser for our Scholarship Fund. Also a special thanks to Dave Weaver for being the auctioneer and everyone involved in the auction.

Board Members- Thank you James Greenawalt and Myron Stoltzfus for serving on the board and for your dedication to PAMP. We would like to welcome new board members Stephen Boer, Scott Cunningham and Rodney Schaffer.

To EVERYONE who helped make the 80th PAMP Convention a success. 

We would not be able to make this without the help of so many.

2018 Results & Photos
During the 79th Annual PAMP Convention we had over 337 entries from 30 different processors into the competition. This is one of the largest amounts of entries over the past few years. This year’s Best of Show goes to Joe Malafy from Malafy’s Meat Processing in Red Hook, NY. Joe won this award from his award winning Braunschweiger. The “BEST OF” winners go to Stepniak Beef for Best of Beef (Roast Beef), Naser Foods for Best of Pork (Bacon) and Strick’s Specialty Meats for Best of Venison (Smoked Sausage). The People’s Choice award went to Stepniak Beef. Congratulations to all the winners!! PAMP also awarded the Supplier Showcase-Best Booth Award to Nowicki USA.

Bob Moyer from Blooming Glen Pork & Catering was honored with an Honorary Membership at the 2018 Convention. With over 160 years in business, working with a sixth generation and a longtime member of PAMP, he was well deserving of this award. Bob and his wife were able to attend the awards banquet and we were able to surprise him this honor.