The other pork issue in Texas they’ll be looking at is the large feral pig population. Nelson says this is becoming a big disease concern and so several national experts in foreign animal diseases will join them to look at the subject.
The board will meet in San Antonio Jan. 7-9. The Texas meeting continues the board's tradition of visiting a pork-producing state during January. The board met last year in Illinois and has met previously with state pork leaders in California, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Ohio.