Illinois Pork Facts
Illinois is the 4th biggest state for pork production, behind Iowa, North Carolina, and Minnesota. In 2017, Illinois produced 2.1 billion pounds of pork.
Pike County is the largest pork-producing county in Illinois, with nearly 300,000 pigs.
There are more than 2,100 pig farms in Illinois.
The pork industry contributes $13.8 million to the Illinois economy.
The pork industry supports more than 57,000 jobs in Illinois. This includes farmers who take care of the pigs, feed and equipment suppliers, transportation, and processing.
Courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers Association