US Pork Center of Excellence announces new PIG

16-06-2009 | |

The US Pork Center of Excellence has updated the Pork Information Gateway (PIG) to create a more user-friendly Web site. The updates feature a new site design and a home page featuring up-to-date pork headlines that can be seen at

“The US Pork Center of Excellence and all its partners are always looking for ways to improve collaboration and communication,” says the center’s executive director David Meisinger. “The Pork Information Gateway has become a very popular website with over two million hits last year and over 10,000 pieces of information. We wanted to make it more modern in its appeal, more user-friendly in its application and more complete in its content. We are addressing all of these points to make this popular website even more useful.”

New features on the site include a home page featuring pork headlines and commentaries; links to news, markets and weather information; and drop-down menus to organise content.

Other changes include the addition of a “Niche Production” domain and updates to PIG Opportunities. The Web site updates greatly enhance the scope of information available for US Pork Producers by providing a more usable and intuitive information gateway.

PIG was launched in 2006 and is an online resource tool that is free to the US Pork Industry.

To see the upgrades—or to see the site for the first time—visit You must be registered to see much of the content but registration is free and your information is secure in this confidential database.

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