Two Piglets Looking at CameraThe National Pork Board recently reported that 27.5% of the pork produced in the United States went to international markets, adding $61.26 in value to each hog sold.

The organization indicates growth in South and Central America contributed to the number. When COVID-19 interrupted traditional pork markets in Asia, the organization shifted strategies to connect with countries south of the United States. They say that work is continuing to develop, with representatives traveling to Panama, Thailand and Singapore, among other locations, in 2023 to help further develop market prospects.

Read more about international markets for U.S. pork.