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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.

2011-06-09 06:45:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

2011-06-07 08:30:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

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.

2011-05-27 00:00:30

USDA Guidelines Lower Cooking Temperature to 145 degrees F. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced new guidelines for pork that will help ensure families enjoy more flavorful tender meat.

2011-05-24 13:06:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today announced it is making a significant in-kind software contribution to Iowa State University (ISU) to aid in its efforts to improve swine nutrition and pork production. Cargill's Animal Nutrition unit is licensing its Pork MAX® patented nutritional software to ISU's Department of Animal Science.

2011-05-23 15:00:00

World Cancer Research Fund advises people to limit their consumption of beef, pork and lamb, as well as avoid processed meat.

2011-05-20 05:00:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, May 20, 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 the registration deadline for the upcoming investor tour of its factories is 5 p.m.

2011-05-06 15:30:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

2011-05-02 08:43:00

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

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...

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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