Working in the Pork Industry

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The pork industry is the leading global protein of choice. Nationwide, more than 60,000 producers annually market more than 115 million hogs. On average, these animals provide a total gross income of more than $20 billion. The pork industry supports nearly 550,000 jobs which range from pig farmers and meat processors to transports. An estimated $22.3 billion of personal income is supported by the pork industry, adding $39 billion to the GDP. Pork Production has an estimated $23.4 billion of gross output.

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Pork Production Careers and Occupational Profiles

Farrowing Caretaker Farrowing Caretaker

Farrowing Caretaker

Traits:
Caring, observant, team player. Environmental steward and safety champion. Detail oriented results.

Breeding Caretaker Breeding Caretaker

Breeding Caretaker

Traits:
Physical stamina, organized, analytical, results oriented, able to see the 'big picture' Environmental steward and safety champion.

Wean-to-finish Caretaker Wean-to-finish Caretaker

Wean-to-finish Caretaker

Traits:
Physical stamina, organized, analytical, likes working alone or in a small team, able to see the 'big picture' Environmental steward and safety champion.

Other Other

Other

Additional opportunities: truck driver, feed mill technician, accountant, environmentalist, nutritionist, marketing, communications.

 

Learn more about compensation in the pork industry by viewing the Compensation Survey summary report online.