Pandemic leads to too many pigs?

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by Tena Starr

COVID has had many unexpected consequences.  In the Northeast Kingdom it’s apparently led to a pig glut.

Some folks who, in the early days of COVID-related shortages, were looking to guarantee themselves a source of meat might find themselves in the company of a 300-pound porker a lot longer than they’d planned.

COVID inspired an unusual number of people to raise pigs.  Now it’s fall, time for slaughter, and many of those people are discovering that slaughterhouses and processing plants, which are busy in the best of times, are overwhelmed.

 

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