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Mary Hope Kramer

Pig Thefts on the Rise

By September 25, 2011

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The Wall Street Journal has reported a significant spike in pig thefts in the heart of hog country. More than a thousand animals have been stolen along the Iowa and Minnesota border.

With market prices at an all time high of approximately $200 per pig, large pork production facilities have become increasingly attractive targets for thieves. Generally the thefts take place under the cover of darkness, and anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred pigs are taken from each location.

With pork production facilities largely unsupervised and extremely isolated, area deputies face an uphill battle in preventing future thefts.

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