October is a time steeped in tradition for pork producers.
Historically, it was the time of year when pigs were just the right size to go to market, and decades later October is still recognized as pork month.
Pork producers and industry leaders around the country, including AV Roth, Farm Bureau member and president of Wisconsin Pork Association and a pork producer from Wauzeka, are using October Pork Month to remind consumers of all great things pork has to offer. "Pork is a versatile and nutritious protein that can be used in thousands of recipes, many of which can be found at www.porkbeinspired.com," said Roth. "Pork loin is low in sodium and ounce for ounce as lean as skinless chicken breast."
For those who didn't know, the cooking temperature for pork has been lowered to 145° with a three minute rest period.