4Q promises strong pork sales

Pork sales have historically been strong in the fourth quarter, and this year should be no different, according to Patrick Fleming, director of market intelligence and innovation at the National Pork Board.

In 2015, U.S. pork sales totaled $3.6 billion, Fleming said during a Pork Checkoff conference last week, citing Nielsen Perishables Group data.

One factor is increasing ham sales around Thanksgiving. Last year, ham sales were up 10.3% during the holiday, which made Than

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