Wisconsin currently ranks 19 in the nation for pork production. Annually the badger state produces 750,000 to 800,000 market hogs each year for consumers. As part of the pork industry’s effort to bring awareness and education to the U.S. consumers on the pork industry they have named October National Pork month. In October consumers from Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. have the opportunity to learn about the pork industry, and where their favorite pork products like bacon come from.
Tammy Vaassen, the Vice President of the Wisconsin Pork Association says that October not only is a time to educate consumers on the pork industry but it is also a time where there is a lot of pork in the market. The high volume of pork in the market can mean some discounts at the grocery store for consumers. Vassen, also says that the U.S. pork industry is thriving and is producing quality products for consumers.
Vaassen, also said pork producers in Wisconsin and the U.S. are working hard everyday to provide quality and safe pork products for the U.S. and their trading partners. They are doing this through using new technology and utilizing sustainable farming practices.
For more information on the Wisconsin pork industry click, http://www.wppa.org/