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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

The Pork Industry

The Pork Industry.

Another industry started in Canterbury by a most enterprising firm, who anticipate opening factories all over the Colony so soon as a sufficient supply of pigs warrants them in doing so, is the "mild curing of bacon" for export purposes, and we are assured that the demand will be equal to any number the Colony cares to produce at 3d per lb, which price at first sight appears low but when the fact is taken into consideration that really grain-fed pigs are not required for this purpose, and that the pigs will be readily taken at any season of the year, makes the price one at which I feel confident pork may be profitably raised hero.