Pork

Pork Virus
11:32 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Where Do Pigs Go When They Die?

Credit Chris Cioffi

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.

"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.

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Business & Economy
4:00 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

The Smithfield, Shuanghui Pork Deal Is Done

Smithfield Foods says it will keep its name after the sell to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.
Credit MPR

Pork processor Smithfield Foods has officially been sold.  It is reportedly the largest purchase ever of a US company by a Chinese company.

Today 96% of Smithfield Foods shareholders voted to sell the pork processor to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. of Hong Kong.  The deal is worth $7.1 billion.

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