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WICHITA, Kan., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's Wichita-based pork business today announced it has completed a transaction to acquire a 21,500-acre hog production site near Dalhart, Texas, from the Premium Standard Farms LLC subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
SEATTLE, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isernio's Sausage, producer of premium, lean, all-natural sausage, today announced the availability of Isernio's All-Natural Chicken Sausage Rolls in more than 575 Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon and northern California.
NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the recent launch of the new PorkÂ® Be inspired(SM) campaign, on April 14, Top Chef All-Stars winner, Richard Blais, is joining America's pork producers to open the one-day-only Pork Inspiration Cafe in New York City.
If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog.
NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.
NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin" or "the company," Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China ("China"), today reported higher revenues, net income, and earnings per share for the year 2010.
DES MOINES, Iowa, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new focus on reaching creative, flavor-seeking home cooks who already prepare, eat and love pork, the National Pork Board today announced a new branding position celebrating pork's ability to offer a wide range of options in the kitchen.
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With chitlins about to make their annual appearance on Christmas and New Year's Day menus, scientists have good news for millions of people who love that delicacy of down-home southern cooking, but hate the smell.
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...
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, 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...
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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