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​Pork Industry

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The Pennsylvania pork industry ranks 12th in production in the United States. Pennsylvania has over 2,700 independent producers with over 320,000 sows and pigs with the majority of farms having fewer than 25 animals per farm.

Small farms in the state generated more than $2.3 million in sales in 2012. In pigs alone, Pennsylvania ranks as 13th in pounds of pork produced, 12th in total inventory, and 5th in population density.

Learn more about how pigs are raised by caring farmers and why consuming pork is the perfect ingredient to keeping your body nutritionally healthy!

    • The Producers, Pigs and Pork coloring book (PDF) tells the story of how pork is produced! It includes information about where pork comes from and how pigs are raised.
    • The Pork Puzzlers activity booklet (PDF) includes word searches, crossword puzzles and math teasers on pork, nutrition, and meal preparation. It's ideal for kids in grades 4-6!
    • This 360 Degree Virtual Pig Farm Tour lets you join young pig farmer Maddie on YouTube for a look inside gestation, farrowing, nursery and finish barns – all in virtual reality!

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