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Killer virus spreads through hog belt, pushing pork to record price

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CHICAGO (Reuters) — John Goihl, a hog nutritionist in Shakopee, Minn., knows a farmer in his state who lost 7,500 piglets just after they were born. In Sampson County, N.C., 12,000 of Henry Moore’s piglets died in three weeks.

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Some 30,000 piglets perished at John Prestage’s Oklahoma operation in the fall of 2013.

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