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US pork group predicts virus could hike consumer prices 10-12 percent

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By Ros Krasny

WASHINGTON — U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, the National Pork Producers Council said on Wednesday.

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