U.S. At War: This Little Pig Stayed Home

Department of Agriculture officials mislaid 5,000,000 pigs. They had estimated last year's output of pigs at an alltime high of about 105,000,000. The market figures showed no such thing. Somewhere, somehow, 5,000,000 pigs had disappeared —hoof, hide and holler.

In Iowa last week the mystery cleared up. The missing 5,000,000 had gone neither to market nor slaughterhouse, were last week reported grunting their greetings to spring and performing the immemorial function of pigs the world over—farrowing more pigs. Farmers explained that they had held back from market more than usual "gilts" (young sows), expected to raise even more pigs this year than...

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