Everything But the Oink - Pork Checkoff

Everything But the Oink

The hog is serving essential human needs everyday. From the safe and high-quality product on your plate to a medical lifesaving device and everything in between.

No other animal provides a wider range of products than the hog. The amazing utility of the hog has motivated the saying, “We use everything but the oink.”

Co-Products Made From Pigs

Co-products from hogs play a vital though less visible role in maintaining and improving the quality of human life.

Thanks to innovative research and new technologies, new and different co-products from hogs are constantly being developed. For example, hog heart valves are used to replace damaged or diseased human heart values, and skin from hogs is used to treat severe burn victims.

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