Pork and Hogs
Do you know the difference between a hog and a pig? Hog is a generic term for all swine and a pig is a young hog. Pigs are raised both indoors and outdoors, but most pigs have a barn enclosure to protect them from the weather. Pigs are growing in popularity as a household pet and in some cultures are considered "good luck". There as many as 60 million animals in the U.S. hog herd and close to 68% can be found in the Corn Belt area. One fourth of the meat American's consume is pork and Iowa is the largest pork producing state. Only Denmark and Canada export more pork than the U.S.