Here's a bit of good news to help get the new month started on the right foot for pork producers. Forget that stuff about March coming in like a lion or a lamb. March 1 is actually National Pig Day!

The Web siteWikipedia.orgprovides the details and celebration ideas that surroundNational Pig Day. If ever there was an excuse to celebrate, we, atNational Hog Farmer, believe this would be the day. As Wikipedia.org explains, the purpose of National Pig Day is to "accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual domesticated animals."

TheWeb sitegoes on to say that National Pig Day is celebrated at "pig parties" where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs' honor.

Sounds like a good idea! If you are looking for recipes to get that party started, visit thePork Checkoff's Be Inspired Web sitefor a host of fabulous pork recipes (that are sure to compliment your pink pig punch). Visithttp://www.porkbeinspired.com/recipes.

Happy National Pig Day from theNational Hog Farmerstaff!