Did you ever wonder what’s the name of the number one hog-producing county in the country? Want to know what’s the leading pork seller on restaurant menus? Curious about the carbon footprint of the U.S. pork industry?

There are answers to these and many other pork questions in the new “Quick Facts: The Pork Industry at a Glance” book. This user-friendly, 118-page guide offers detailed, informative updates on everything from how pigs are raised today through the We Care initiative to a breakdown of the industry’s latest pork stats.

“The story of pork production in America offers a unique and fascinating look at how modern livestock production has evolved,” says Chris Novak, CEO of the National Pork Board. “While the economies of scale are unlike those of past decades, the commitment of today’s pork producers remains unchanged – to provide their communities and the world with safe, wholesome and sustainable sources of high-quality pork.”

The Quick Facts book includes a printed and online version that features a new, searchable format. The online version at www.pork.org also includes the “Tell a Friend” option, to send a link to the Quick Facts book to recipients of your choice.

Current information contained in the book includes:

  • The history of pork
  • Pork production today
  • The environment (manure and nutrient management, water quality and odor management)
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Statistics on the number of U.S. hog operations, market share, exports, Canadian statistics and more.
To order a printed version of Quick Facts, visit The Pork Store at http://www.porkstore.pork.org.