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Intro 1-13-12 - ISU ISU Introduction to the Swine Industry...

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1 ISU Introduction to the Swine Industry AnS 225 1-13-12 ISU 2 Early History After Revolutionary War, pioneers headed west and took pigs with them Need for processing facilities developed Packing plants built in major cities Cincinnati - first pork packing center - known as Porkopolis Center of production Location - shipping on OH and MI rivers Chicago later became pork packing center of the U.S. ISU 3 Early Popularity of Pigs in U.S. Pigs were relatively easy to raise Suitability of corn as major feedstuff Pork could be easily cured and stored prior to refrigeration Need for fats and high-energy foods for laborers ISU 4 Further Development Refrigerated railroad car introduced after Civil War -- slaughter operations located near production instead of consumption Large terminal markets - Chicago, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Sioux City Large packing plants located next to stockyards Pork industry relocated to upper Midwest - near grain production Corn Belt became known as Hog Belt - IA, IL, MN, NE, IN, MO ISU 5 ISU 6
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ISU 7 ISU 8 ISU 9 ISU Changes in Hog Type 10 ISU 11 ISU Today -- Symbol III 12
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course ANS 225 taught by Professor Baas during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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