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Published May 17, 2009, 10:31 AM

Hog producer sees opportunity in N.D.

A former president of the National Pork Producers Council says the economic recession and the swine flu scare are holding back expansion of large hog operations in North Dakota.

By: Grand Forks Herald,

A former president of the National Pork Producers Council says the economic recession and the swine flu scare are holding back expansion of large hog operations in North Dakota.

Craig Jarolimek, part owner of the North Dakota Sow Center, which has 5,000-pig operations in Bottineau and Edmore, says that once those issues fade there will be more growth in the state.

Jarolimek says hogs could be raised in North Dakota and processed for specialty markets in Asian countries, then shipped there in containers that start on rail cars and transfer to barges.

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