Every one looks for something different in there B/B ribs or should I say there priorities may differ. As I said before I look at added salt and other added chemicals. I am not real concerned with the fat content of the ribs. With the Smithfield ribs and Excel they only have 95 grams of salt per 4 oz where as the Swift Premium and Tender sweet ribs have about 450 grams per 4 ozs. Given that includes the bone weight that's lots of additives.
With that said there was a time in my life that my only concern was price. I was not overly concerned about my health.
I prefer regular spares to Baby Backs it's just my opinion that they have better flavor. This may be because they have more fat or that they have some belly meat on them. .
You not will see Beef products from Smith field except in there hot dogs or perhaps there sausage type links. They are Hog producer and hog meat distributors. Jted
I totally agree with you that priorities differ among people. As for fat, some people don't mind fat (my wife falls in this group) and some people don't like fat (I fall into this group) as I hate fat, it's taste and the feeling in my mouth when I get a piece of it in my mouth.