Thomas Thornton checks various gauges as he awaits a batch of new pigs to arrive at a recently decontaminated barn in Wayne County. Many hog barns were empty this year because of a fast-spreading disease. The latest estimate from the National Pork Board said porcine epidemic diarrhea virus cut the nation’s pork output by about 8 percent this year.
Thomas Thornton checks various gauges as he awaits a batch of new pigs to arrive at a recently decontaminated barn in Wayne County. Many hog barns were empty this year because of a fast-spreading disease. The latest estimate from the National Pork Board said porcine epidemic diarrhea virus cut the nation’s pork output by about 8 percent this year. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Thomas Thornton checks various gauges as he awaits a batch of new pigs to arrive at a recently decontaminated barn in Wayne County. Many hog barns were empty this year because of a fast-spreading disease. The latest estimate from the National Pork Board said porcine epidemic diarrhea virus cut the nation’s pork output by about 8 percent this year. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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