What is the most stolen item during a recession? A recent study shows the answer to that question is hogs.  That’s right, the item most stolen is hogs.  The enticement is high pork prices.  Gary Asay, a member of the National Pork Producers Council says – a hog that is ready for market is worth about 200 dollars.
Asay says – increased value of hogs makes it more tempting for people to try and get a quick buck. Recently, hog thieves have hit farms in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.  One heist netted robbers 150 hogs. That’s a 30-thouand dollars hit to that farmer.
Asay warns producers to be – extra careful with their facilities and keep an eye on it because it could be a large loss in a big hurry.

NAFB News Service