AgriLink: The Year That Was

Last year’s theme was, “Efficient Value Chain in the Hog Industry: A Must for Continued Growth,” with special focus on Region 3, the leading producer of hogs in the country. The theme hammered the point that a competitive, efficient value chain is critical in ensuring that quality products reach the final consumer in a cost effective manner. The farm-to-fork chain begins with inputs of the hog raisers, most of whom are backyard producers traveling along the entire production, processing, and marketing links, In between are the key links in the entire value chain such as feed millers, animal health providers, abattoirs, cutting floors, processors, the cold chain and retailers of pork and pork products.