The 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Series is under way! From March through September, in towns peppered throughout North Carolina and Virginia, some of the best barbecue cooks in the nation come together  to strut their stuff in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series cooking contests.

All of the events are organized and sanctioned by the NC Pork Council. And if you haven’t been to one, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Each year, NCPC awards $1,000 scholarships to two deserving NC undergraduate students studying agriculture at the community college or university level. This year, the scholarship committee found a way to support five deserving college students.



The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2018 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the NC State University Club in the University Room, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. All NC pork producers are invited to attend. Click the button to learn how to get involved.

September 18, 2017

Lost trade would be a jolt to U.S. pork industry

Imagine driving your car down the highway. Then, a wheel falls off. You’d have just lost 25 percent of what moves you forward – though you surely wouldn’t think of it quite like that in the moment. You would know that’s a real jolt. Which is why those of us in the pork industry have […]

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September 29, 2017

Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship

Each Fall, the best whole hog barbecue chefs in North Carolina square off to become our state champion. The Whole Hog Barbecue Championship is the culmination of a qualifying series that includes more than 25 N.C. Pork Council-certified local barbecue competitions statewide. This year, the State Championship will return to Downtown Raleigh as part of […]

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