We are only six days into Porktober and my social media feeds have been full of posts from pork producers, industry members and state and national associations showing their passion for pig farming and the world's most consumed protein. I am so thankful, as this month couldn't have come at a better time.
I know October became known as Pork Month because it marked the time of year when hogs were traditionally marketed, but after seven months of a pandemic and now less than 30 days before a highly contentious election, the timing of this annual celebration couldn't be any better. It's been refreshing to open up my social media apps and see you — the great people I get to write about each day. And while I thoroughly enjoy writing about pork production and all of the people who make this industry so successful, a picture is often worth a thousand words.
Take a scroll down and see what I mean. Please note this is just a sampling of the Porktober posts we have seen or been tagged in. Unfortunately, if the post had an emoji, including the cute little pig one, it wouldn't upload on our site. In the meantime, Happy Pork Month and thank you for all the hard work you do to feed families around the world, and thank you for brightening up my month with your passionate posts.