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2014-06-19 12:27:12

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of competition barbeque cooks claim to have the best pork ribs. In 2014, Smithfield and Farmland, two leading brands under the Smithfield Foods family of banners, will help settle the argument. The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is proud to announce its partnership with Smithfield and Farmland as the official sponsors of the 2014 Rib Team of the Year. Smithfield and Farmland products are a preferred protein choice for many...

2014-05-12 08:28:34

Brand Rallies to Get Michael Bacon More Twitter Followers Than Any Other Member of the Bacon Family MADISON, Wis., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a show of support for unsung bacons everywhere, Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon today announced a campaign to get Emmy-Award-winning composer Michael Bacon the most Twitter followers in the Bacon family. While both Michael Bacon and Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon have many great qualities, they are often overshadowed by other well-known members of...

American Pigs Under Attack By Killer Virus
2014-05-03 05:15:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Expect pork prices to soar, possibly to record highs, after an ailment known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has wiped out a reported seven million pigs in the US, or up to 10 percent of the country’s population. According to Reed Karaim of National Geographic, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) estimated that PEDv has already wiped out one-tenth of all American pigs, while the USDA estimates are lower (five to...

2014-05-01 23:06:11

After the swine flu outbreak, the industry rebounded strongly; going forward, it is expected to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Hog and Pig Farming industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Following its 1598 debut in modern-day Canada, the Hog and Pig Farming industry has come a long way from providing the most popular meat of early settlers to becoming a...

2014-04-29 08:35:27

Research suggests lean pork can be included in a DASH diet -- one of the best-studied eating approaches -- to help improve blood pressure DES MOINES, Iowa, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults following the well-documented DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can also include nutrient-rich lean pork as the predominant source of protein in their diets, according to new research presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference, in...

2014-04-01 08:31:13

Effortless preparation and easy clean-up make this year's feast extra delicious DES MOINES, Iowa, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Easter approaching, the National Pork Board is inspiring new, effortless ways to create sensational flavors for a holiday feast -- with ham and the slow cooker. According to recent trend data, in the last 10 years, slow cookers have experienced a resurgence in U.S. households.[1] While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and...

2014-03-25 08:32:05

Net Effect of PEDv on U.S. Pork Production: 6% to 7% Decline in 2014 NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new report on the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) on the North American herd, forecasting significant impacts on production and slaughter through 2015, and identifying the opportunity for U.S. poultry to step into the market gap. In the report, published by the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team, Rabobank...

2014-02-21 23:03:02

The meat processing equipment market report categorizes the market on the basis of types, product types, such as pre-cooked meat products, raw-cooked meat products. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/meat-processing-equipment-market-1253.html) (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The report “Processed Meat and Meat Processing Equipment Market by Types (Beef, Pork, Mutton, Others), by Product Types (Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked, Pre-Cooked, Raw-Fermented, Cured, Dried, Others), by...

2014-02-19 16:26:21

Join the National Pork Board in declaring your #PorkLUV in order to help donate meals DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From fall-off-the-bone spare ribs to a simple pork stew, juicy, tender pork is a versatile favorite, and it's no surprise that it has captured the hearts of people across America. No matter what cut or pork recipe makes your heart happy, when you love something, you want to share it - and that's why the National Pork Board is inspiring fans nationwide to share...

2014-02-13 12:25:27

MIAMI, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Pork Board has selected Republica, the cross-cultural advertising, digital, and communications agency, as its national multicultural marketing agency of record. The farmer-funded non-profit commodity organization based in Des Moines, Iowa, is tasked with generating added value to the U.S. pork industry and increasing per capita pork expenditures. Republica, which was selected following a competitive review, will help the National...


Latest Pork Reference Libraries

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

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2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused...

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