Livestock http://wunc.org en Where Do Pigs Go When They Die? http://wunc.org/post/where-do-pigs-go-when-they-die <p>North Carolina's pig industry is under assault. A new virus, that just arrived in America last spring is spreading through the pork population, causing as much as 2% of the herd to die. What's most alarming is how fast Porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, takes hold.</p><p>"I mean you can go in and see a house that looks completely normal, running around, feeding everything. You can come back this afternoon and half the pigs are dead," said Dr. Tom Ray of the state veterinary office.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:32:39 +0000 Eric Mennel 31229 at http://wunc.org Where Do Pigs Go When They Die? NC State Researchers Study Livestock Sustainability http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-researchers-study-livestock-sustainability <p>N-C State researchers are looking at whether livestock production can keep up with the global demand.</p><p>The N-C State panel looked at what it will take to meet demand for meat, dairy and eggs as the world population grows.</p><p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;">"Double animal agriculture production over the next few decades, " said Kelly Zering, the professor who led the study. He says research shows it can be done.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2054 at http://wunc.org