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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.

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,

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.

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.

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

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. But the bacon wave may have gone too far for this writer.

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

A new study reveals that unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe.


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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