There’s a vast new library up and running that’s related to all aspects of pork production. Called “Hogs, Pigs and Pork,” the resource area at eXtension can be accessed at

eXtension, a part of the Cooperative Extension System, is an interactive learning environment delivering research knowledge from land-grant university researchers and educators across the United States.

“Hogs, Pigs and Pork” includes content for pork producers, veterinarians, agribusiness professionals, educators, students and consumers.               

“The information on eXtension is a fabulous resource for anyone remotely interested in hogs, pork and the areas it touches,” says David Meisinger, U.S. Pork Center of Excellence executive director and leader of the swine information section on eXtension. “That includes everything from manure and odor management and care for the environment to pork quality and nutrition.”

 Todd See, swine specialist at North Carolina State University and lead editor for the “Hogs, Pigs and Pork” website, adds, “The material was written by top-notch researchers at some of the major state ag universities. Producers should know it’s all science-based and reliable. The information is peer-reviewed by equally competent researchers.”

 The “Hogs, Pigs and Pork” community of practice receives the majority of its information from the Pork Information Gateway website (, which is managed by USPCE.