The Missouri Pork Association is hosting its annual MO Bacon & Bourbon Festival on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1-5 p.m. at Bur Oak Brewing. Sample all the bacon, bourbon, bacon treats, fine spirits, cocktails and beer while enjoying live music. Get tickets here.
You may want to get your hands on all the pork you can at this event, and in general: The USDA’s December Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report highlighted three notable trends. First, the U.S. breeding inventory’s decline may have ended; two, litter rates will continue to increase, at times achieving new records; and three, there will likely be fewer animals available for processing in 2022.