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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...

2014-01-30 08:27:04

DALLAS, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Processed Poultry Meat & Poultry Processing Equipment Market By Type (Chicken, Turkey, Ducks), By Product Type (Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked, Pre-Cooked, Raw-Fermented, Cured, Dried), By Poultry Meat Processing Equipment Type & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" published by MarketsandMarkets, Global poultry meat market was $ 179,551.2 million in 2012 and is expected...

2014-01-14 12:25:39

Culinary Competition Promotes Family Farms NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochon US Tour and Goose Island Beer Co. humbly present Cochon 555 Miami on Feb. 9, 2014. Going on its sixth year, Cochon 555 is the nation's premier culinary tour touting the flavor and benefits of eating heritage breed pigs. The kickoff event features an all-star lineup of five chefs, five pigs and five wineries to celebrate breed diversity and family farming. This year's competing chefs include Jose Mendin...

2014-01-14 08:22:49

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in 100 years chicken has replaced beef as America's No. 1 meat product for consumers--a challenge for producers to keep pace with demand and an even larger challenge to provide safe products that are free of contaminates. "It's estimated that Americans buy some 83 pounds of chicken per capita annually," said Bill Svec, Vice President of Water and Food Products for RGF Environmental Group. "It's also a fact that...

Bacon Craze
2013-11-11 09:23:39

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bacon is a delightful breakfast meat that has easily and commandingly slipped into every other meal that one might consume. And it doesn’t stop at lunch and dinner, either. Would you like bacon coffee? They make it. Maybe a refreshing bacon soda is more your style? It exists. Want to gnaw on some bacon jerky or bacon brittle? They’ll deliver it to your house. But seriously, this has to stop. For all male bacon lovers, a...

israeli wild boar from europe
2013-11-05 08:15:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether in Israel or elsewhere, wild boars look pretty much the same: stocky and hairy with large heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. Because of this, scientists had no reason to think that wild boars in Israel were any different than their other Middle Eastern counterparts, from Egypt to Iran. A new study published in Scientific Reports, however, reveals that unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild...

2013-10-15 23:36:14

As a result of the economy, consumers have scaled back the quality and quantity of meat purchased, while adverse health effects associated with red meat consumption have driven some consumers toward alternative protein sources. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 While per capita meat consumption is expected to fall...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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