Raising Hogs

Earn Range® Meat Cutter Raising Hogs badges by completing the Raising Hog course and participating in course activities.   

Skills

  • The student will learn about important aspects of hog production and pork consumption in the U.S. and around the world.
  • The student will understand the terminology and definitions associated with hogs.
  • The student will learn how hogs are raised.
  • The student will learn about the characteristics and benefits of the various practices used in raising hogs.
  • The student will identify the 4 pork primals.
  • The student will become familiar with hog anatomy and understand the yield contribution of each of the pork primals.
  • The student will learn about consumer labeling definitions relating to hormones, antibiotics and organic.
  • The student will be introduced to heritage breed hogs.
  • The student will be introduced to the pork primal break points.

Course Activities & Aids

  • 2 Instructional Cutting Videos with Kari Underly
  • Diagrams, Charts and Study Aids
  • Drag & Drop Activity
  • Interactive Icons
  • Competency Badges

Course Assessments

  • Knowledge Check Questions to reinforce learnings
  • 5 Random-Question Quiz at the end of the Course (must pass with 80%)

Author:  Kari Underly

Photo Credits:  © Range® Inc., © Pork Board, © Jennifer Marx Photography, © Adobe Stock Art

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