Each year, the National Pork Producers Council selects leading individuals to place into the industry's Hall of Fame. This year's entrants are Gerald “Jiggs” Sandidge, a founding member of NPPC; the other is Wendell Murphy, who established Murphy Milling Company in
“Sandidge is committed to serving his fellow producers,” says NPPC President Jill Appell. Leading by example, Sandidge opened his
Helping establish NPPC, Sandidge took the idea for advocacy to
Commenting on Wendell Murphy, Appell notes, “Wendell changed pork production in
In the early days, he raised hogs on dirt lots. When confinement technology was introduced, Murphy embraced it for his operation and for his contract growers. He also adopted genetics technology, producing leaner, more healthful animals. As his Rose Hill, N.C., Murphy Family Farms grew, Murphy used local inputs as much as possible.
He has served not only the pork industry, but also his state. He was elected to both the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate.
“For his commitment, dedication and innovation, NPPC salutes Wendell Murphy,” says Appell.
Source: National Pork Producers Council