The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is joining swine producers from across the nation during October to celebrate National Pork Month. October was selected as the pork month because this is the time of the year when the most hogs are traditionally marketed.
Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 38 percent of meat production worldwide, although consumption varies widely from place to place. Despite religious restrictions on the consumption of pork and the prominence of beef production in the West, pork consumption has increased for thirty years, both in actual terms and in terms of meat-market share.
October Pork Month serves as a reminder to Americans that pork is a great product, and producers have made a long-term commitment to responsible pork production through its We CARE initiative. During October and throughout the entire year, pork producers invest in the Pork Checkoff to support innovative promotions, research and consumer information programs.
As consumers show greater interest in learning where their food comes from, the well-being of the animals raised by pork producers has come to the forefront and pork producers across the nation have responded. Pork Producers have invested their checkoff dollars to develop programs and educational materials to help them care for their animals in a manner that promotes animal well-being and allows them to provide consumers at home and abroad with safe, wholesome food.
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