Pork is big business today. More than 2 billion pounds of it is produced annually in the United States. As the most versatile meat, it can be marinated, roasted, barbecued, pan-fried, stir-fried, grilled, dry rubbed, boiled and baked. No matter how you fix it, pork is a protein-packed treat. Cheryl Day shares some facts about pork that animal health pros may find useful and tasty.
Source: National Hog Farmer, October 17, 2017.
Pork is the world’s favorite animal protein. In 2015, according to Pork.org, pork accounted for 40% of all meat animal protein consumed worldwide, compared to poultry (34%) and beef (21%). The average American will eat the equivalent of 28 pigs in their lifetime.