Optimism spans pork sector

Optimism spans pork sector

Pork demand exceeded expectations last year, but increased production will create some challenges for 2015.

CONSUMER expenditures for pork have risen 15.7% since 2009, surpassing the National Pork Board's (NPB) aggressive goal of 10% growth.

Moreover, the total pork volume available in the U.S., multiplied by the average U.S. Department of Agriculture retail pork price or pork expenditure, climbed 7.6% in 2014 compared to the previous year.

"The pork expenditure results offer solid insight into what we view as a consistently growi

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