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Jul 08, 2021

Top Pork Producing States

I read the following January news article by Caroline Christen and thought it would be good information to share. The article shares some interesting numbers and information that we may not always receive from other sources when we are reading or listening to pork news. Caroline talks about top pork producing states, the pork industry size and value, the number of pork producers in the United States, and shares who the largest producers are. I hope you find as much value in the article as I did.

David Limoges

Feed Sales Manager

Crystal Valley


"Pork is the third most popular meat in the United States after chicken meat and beef. In 2020, U.S. Americans consumed 52.1 pounds of pork per capita, accounting for almost a quarter of their average annual meat consumption. 

Following China, the U.S. is the world’s second-largest producer of pigs. The U.S. pork industry is not evenly distributed but concentrated on a small number of states and counties in the Midwest and eastern North Carolina. "

The full article can be found here

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