Pork 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? The Smithfield, Shuanghui Pork Deal Is Done http://wunc.org/post/smithfield-shuanghui-pork-deal-done <p></p><p><a href="http://www.smithfieldfoods.com/">Pork processor Smithfield Foods</a> has officially been sold.&nbsp; It is reportedly the largest purchase ever of a US company by a Chinese company.</p><p>Today 96% of Smithfield Foods shareholders voted to sell the pork processor to <a href="http://www.shuanghui-international.com/">Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong</a>.&nbsp; The deal is worth $7.1 billion.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23039 at http://wunc.org The Smithfield, Shuanghui Pork Deal Is Done