An epidemic diarrhea virus known as PEDv is raging through hog farms and affecting piglets in the United States. Now, some consumers are wondering if pork will be available just as the barbecue season begins to heat up. Others are concerned about what it may cost too.
The Bryan Times reports today that while some butchers say pork prices are on the rise, so far, they haven’t had any difficulty in getting pork.
Reportedly, there have not been any cases of the pig diarrhea virus in Williams County but some cases have shown up in Fulton County and in Indiana.
The disease is not fatal to the sows or adult hogs, but it does kill young piglets.
It also does not pose any danger to humans.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has not issued any new regulations for pork processors.