October became known as National Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pig farmers and share their stories with consumers.
If you eat, you have a connection to a farmer every day. October Pork Month is an opportunity for pig farmers to connect with consumers about what they do on their farmers every day to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner.
In 2008, pork producers adopted six We CareSM ethical principles at the National Pork Industry Forum. The pork industry follows the six guiding We Care ethical principles to maintain a safe, high-quality pork supply. Producers are committed to: producing safe food, safeguarding natural resources in all industry practices, providing a work environment that is safe and consistent with the industry’s other ethical principles, contributing to a better quality of life in communities, protecting and promoting animal well-being and ensuring practices to protect public health.
Here are five ways you can celebrate National Pork Month and your love for all things pigs and pork:
- Add a #RealPigFarming Twibbon to your social profile page. You can get your Twibbon here – http://twibbon.com/support/realpigfarming/twitter
- Take a #Felfie. Share the passion of what you do every day by taking a farmer selfie (#felfie) with your pigs in the barn.
- Share your favorite pork recipe. To be inspired, visit porkbeinspired.com.
- Share your favorite We Care principle with your friends and family. What do you do on your farm every day to produce safe, nutritious pork?
- Not a Pig Farmer? Ask a pig farmer a question using #RealPigFarming. One of the many dedicated pig farmers from across the country will answer your question.