Local pork producer scheduled to address industry’s progressPublished 9:29am Thursday, July 12, 2012
Minnesota pork production takes center stage today at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Alden Lions Club. Jim Rorvick of Phibro Animal Health will address the group at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Grill at 127 N. Broadway Ave. in Alden.
Titled “The Pork Industry: More Than Just the Other White Meat,” the speech by Rorvick will showcase the industry’s rural economic impact plus on-going programs to enhance the nutritional quality of pork, to protect the environment and to treat livestock humanely. Due to new technologies and management systems, U.S. pork producers have trimmed pork’s fat content 31 percent since 1983.
“Like other industries facing strong competitive pressures,” Rorvick said. “We’re working to constantly improve our ability to provide tasty, affordable and nutritious pork products in a responsible manner. I’d like to thank the Lions Club for giving me an opportunity to discuss how pork producers are providing quality pork products, benefiting the local economy and being responsible neighbors.”
Minnesota pork production generates $7.8 billion of economic activity in the state, and provides Minnesota residents with over 22,500 direct and support jobs.