McDonald’s, with its Sausage McMuffin, McRib sandwich and breakfast platters, is one of the nation’s largest buyer of pork products, consuming about 1% of the nation’s total production.
More Facts about Pork
- The U.S. pork industry generates sales of about $21 billion a year, according to National Pork Producers Council.
- 21 billion pounds of pork were processed from about 110 million hogs in 2011.
- A total of 2.3 million metric tons of pork valued at more than $6.1 billion was exported in 2011.