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 site Wikipedia.org provides the details and celebration ideas that surround National Pig Day. If ever there was an excuse to celebrate, we, at National 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."

The Web site goes 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 the Pork Checkoff's Be Inspired Web site for a host of fabulous pork recipes (that are sure to compliment your pink pig punch). Visit http://www.porkbeinspired.com/recipes

Happy National Pig Day from the National Hog Farmer staff!