Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pork Trivia

 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.

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