Community A - L: Swine
Pork production in Montcalm County is an integral part of the county's agriculture base. In 1997 there was over 3,000 sows on 35 farms. A significant potion of the county's pork industry is in finishing hogs. In 1997 there was over 55,000 hogs on 55 farms in the county. In 1997 the County's swine industry had a gross income of over 4.5 million dollars. All the hogs produced in Montcalm County are for the commercial meat industry. A small portion will be processed locally. (local processing ) Most of Montcalm county's hogs will be shipped out of the state to large packers in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Montcalm County is served by three buying stations.


To learn more about the MSU Extension Swine Team, for more information on the pork industry in Michigan, and Michigan's Pork Industry Calendar, check out www.msue.msu.edu/aoe/swine.html.

For producer information from the National Pork Producers Council go to www.nppc.org.

If you are interested in recipes for pork, pork cooking information, and pork nutritional facts, the web site at www.otherwhitemeat.com is for you.

Hey kids would you like to know about where pork production? Well then check out www.pork4kids.com.

HOG PACKING PLANTS THAT SERVE MICHIGAN
AmPac
Chicago, Illinois

Excel Corporation
Beardston, Illinois

Hormel
Rochelle, Illinois

IBP
Logansport, Indiana

IPC
Delphi, Indiana

Routh Packing
Sandusky, Ohio

Swift Company
Louisville, Kentucky

LOCAL MEAT PROCESSING
Jones Meat Market
7965 Potters Rd.
Saranac, MI 48881
Phone 616-642-9212

Sages Meat Processing
9189 Sage Rd.
Greenville, MI 48838
Phone 616-754-6380

Ben's Butcher Shop
11921 N. Miles Rd.
Six Lakes, MI 48886
Phone 989-365-3422

LOCAL HOG BUYING STATIONS
MLE Marketing-St. Louis Branch
7810 N Croswell Rd.
St. Louis, MI 48880
Phone 989-681-5149

MLE Marketing -Fowler Branch
1050 S. Grange Rd.
Fowler, MI 48835
Phone 989-593-3143

IBP Hog Markets
10985 Bluewater Hwy.
Pewamo, MI 48873
Phone 989-593-2180

Related Links:
Pork Nutrition & Cooking
National Pork Producers Council
Michigan State University Swine Team