Originally Posted by Smoke'n Ice
Don't get me wrong. I am from NC and firmly believe that if you can slice it, it aint done. That being said, if you trim it and it weights less than 4 pounds after trimming, it does not meet the definition according to your interpretation whether all the muscles remain intact or not.
I could be wrong, but I am guessing this is why they wanted to leave the 5 pound minimum rule out to begin with--also why it likely passed with the addition of the 4 lb minimum. It is an arbitrary weight given you can only go so small on a shoulder whilst keeping it within the boundaries of the definition.