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2010-11-08 15:00:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher revenues and net income for the third quarter 2010 from the third quarter 2009. Third Quarter 2010 and recent highlights: Net sales revenues increased 24 percent in the three months ended September 30, 2010 to $241.1 million from $194.9 million in the third quarter 2009. Net...

2010-11-04 17:46:09

McGill scientists develop technique to evaluate meat cuts by the light waves they emit Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are "“ the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers "“ are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry. "This is about giving industry workers better tools to do their job,"...

2010-11-02 05:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, the legendary McRib sandwich will be available at participating McDonald's restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region until December 5. The McRib, a boneless pork patty dressed with fresh-slivered onions, dill pickle slices, tangy barbeque sauce and served on a toasted, golden-brown home-style bun, is known among customers for surfacing on select local menus for limited periods of time. Since its introduction nearly 30 years ago,...

2010-10-21 17:03:00

AMES, Iowa, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended online tests of a newly developed instrument grading system for pork carcasses (www.biotronics-inc.com/bioqscan_rd.pdf) demonstrate its ability to differentiate pork loins relative to marbling levels. Researchers have long shown that marbling in the pork loin adds significantly to juiciness and flavor of chops. A recent journal research article supported by researchers at Colorado State University and Ohio State University also found a positive...

2010-10-12 11:41:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands Company, announces their Game Day Package offering customers the freedom to create their own cost-efficient combination meal package, which can feed 8-12 people for $49.99. The Game Day Package can be purchased in store, on the phone or via the Internet utilizing a specially-designed "Game Day Playbook" order form and is available from October through Super Bowl weekend. For $49.99, customers choose: Two meats,...

2010-09-26 09:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Frbiz.com one of China's leading B2B search platforms, reports on a rise in China's pork prices. From July this year, pork prices were at an all-time low. Now in the second half of September, domestic pork prices are 12.60 RMB/kg -- compared with the same period of last year, registering a rise of 3.6%. Affected by the pork price pull, chicken prices compared with June rose about 20%. Since August, the price has been hovering above 12 RMB. The rise...

2010-09-10 08:47:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At last, dogs had a day to celebrate their passion for bacon! On Saturday, Sept. 4, in observance of International Bacon Day, four-legged, pork-loving maniacs attended the Beggin'® Bacon Bash and declared their obsession for bacon. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/purina/46049/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/MM61550 ) (Photo:...

2010-09-03 10:09:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Recipe, a pork rind leader produced by Rudolph Foods - one of the world's largest manufacturers of pork rinds - is launching their first Win The Ultimate Mancave contest from September 15 through November 30. Entrants in the southeast region are encouraged to share photos or video of their mancave along with a description for the chance to win a "man space" makeover. The contest is being held as a salute to the mancave dwellers that...

2010-09-02 08:44:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that football season is here, sideline chefs are suiting up for the time-honored tradition of tailgating. To make sure the action off the field matches the excitement on the field, celebrity chef Michael Symon and America's pork producers are helping football fanatics sizzle with winning pork tips and flavorful recipes. Whether gametime lineups call for grilled favorites like brats, chops and ribs, or crowd-pleasing, make-and-take all-stars,...

2010-08-09 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today reported higher revenues and net income for the second quarter 2010 from the second quarter 2009. Second quarter 2010 and recent highlights: -- Net sales revenues increased 33 percent in the three months ended June 30, 2010 to $215.1 million from $161.8 million in the second quarter 2009....


Latest Pork Reference Libraries

Welsh Pig
2014-09-03 14:39:13

The Welsh pig is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Wales. This breed was developed in many Welsh regions including Cardigan, Montgomery, and Pembroke and is derived from the wild boar.  It became so popular after World War II that by 1954 there were 1,363 breeding boars. Despite its popularity, it is still kept mainly in its homeland and was not well known until the 1920’s, when the Welsh Pig Society was established. The Welsh pig reaches a weight between 271 and 304 pounds and...

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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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