Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Pork Niche Market Working Group


Formed in 2002 as part of the Value Chain Partnerships project, this group works to foster the success of highly differentiated pork value chains that are profitable and sustaining to all participants.


PNMWG’s main activities are to

  • Develop and implement research and outreach projects to address challenges facing niche pork producers.
  • Disseminate information on niche pork topics through
    • the PNMWG website
    • E-mails to members
    • Webinars and other meetings

The Pork Niche Market Working Group is an open membership group that communicates primarily online. If you would like to be kept updated on the group’s activities or have a project idea please contact the group coordinator.

Contacting PNMWG

Pete Lammers is the group coordinator. You can reach him:

Pete Lammers, Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Swine Management
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Working group reports

Berkshire Pork

Costs and Returns


Housing and Management

Markets and Processing

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