Saturday, October 2, 2010
Missouri ranks 7th among all the states in pork production producing 6% of the U.S. Pork.
In 2006 the pork industry created nearly 25,000 jobs.
The pork industry contributes more than $1 billion dollars to Missouri’s economy.
The biggest pig ever recorded was 5 feet tall and weighed over 2,500 pounds! That’s as big as a car.
Pigs can’t sweat. They don’t have sweat glands.
It only takes around 160 days to raise a pig to market weight of 220 pounds. That’s just over 5 months.
They sure grow up fast!
A pig’s Squeal Can Reach 115 Decibels–that’s as loud as a supersonic jet engine. You better cover your ears when they start squealing!
Pigs, both wild and domestic, eat fruits and veggies but they will also eat eggs, birds, rodents, even snakes. Maybe that’s why they’re called pigs.