Silky Pork piglets are cautious as visitors walk through the barn at a sow farm in Lenoir County. Roughly 300 of Maxwell Foods’ boars will produce about 1.3 million market hogs this year in North Carolina. Of those, the cuts from about 200,000 will make it to Japan as Silky Pork.
Silky Pork piglets are cautious as visitors walk through the barn at a sow farm in Lenoir County. Roughly 300 of Maxwell Foods’ boars will produce about 1.3 million market hogs this year in North Carolina. Of those, the cuts from about 200,000 will make it to Japan as Silky Pork. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Silky Pork piglets are cautious as visitors walk through the barn at a sow farm in Lenoir County. Roughly 300 of Maxwell Foods’ boars will produce about 1.3 million market hogs this year in North Carolina. Of those, the cuts from about 200,000 will make it to Japan as Silky Pork. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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