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2011-08-08 15:35:00

BEIJING and CHANGGE, China, Aug. 8, 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 second quarter 2011 from the second quarter 2010. Second quarter 2011 highlights: Revenues increased 70% in the second quarter 2011 to $366.5 million from $215.1 million in the second quarter 2010....

2011-07-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG) ("AgFeed" or the "Company"), an international agribusiness with operations in the U.S. and China, announced organizational changes and acquisitions agreements in fulfillment of its previously announced entry to the harvest and processing segment of the pork business. In connection with the ongoing transformation of the Company, the Board of Directors today announced executive...

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2011-06-28 09:20:00

Dutch scientists claim they will be able to produce edible meat grown from stem cells within a year, and believe lab-grown meat in the future will ultimately end the world's reliance on meat from livestock. And furthermore, the researchers predict that over the next few decades the world population will balloon so rapidly that there will not be enough livestock to feed everyone. As a result, laboratory-grown beef, chicken and pork would become necessary. A burger, grown from 10,000 stem...

2011-06-16 07:57:00

WARSAW, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy-Brown LLC, the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is proud to be recognized with multiple Telly Awards for segments of its "Taking the Mystery Out of Pork Production" video series. The 7-part series offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at pork production and sustainability practices at the company's hog farms. "Most people will never get the opportunity to see our farms first-hand and ask questions about where...

2011-06-09 06:45:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that Zhongpin will further expand into north China by building a new production facility in Tangshan city, Hebei province, east of Beijing. Zhongpin will invest about $49 million for the plant that will have an annual capacity to produce about 60,000 metric tons of chilled pork, 20,000...

2011-06-07 08:30:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc. ("Zhongpin", Nasdaq: HOGS), a leading meat and food processing company in the People's Republic of China, today announced that Zhongpin received two high recognitions during the World Meat Exhibition that was held from May 31 to June 1, 2011 in Beijing. The awards are issued only every third year. Zhongpin was recognized as the "Leading Enterprise in the Meat and Food Industry in China" and also was named an...

2011-06-03 08:17:00

BURNSVILLE, Minn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaFarms Inc., a leading provider of information systems to livestock producers and the company behind Sales Manager, is featured in this year's New Product Tour sponsored by National Hog Farmer magazine during the World Pork Expo, June 9-10 in Des Moines, Iowa. This year's New Product Tour highlights pork industry innovators that have introduced products and services designed to help producers save money and improve efficiency. Pork...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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