The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) gave special recognition to pork industry leader Rolland “Pig” Paul through the unveiling of a commemorative painting in honor of his contributions to the U.S. pork industry during a press conference at the 2016 World Pork Expo.
The Pig Paul painting is one of three commemorative paintings that were commissioned as part of a partnership between NPPC and Steel Cow, an Iowa-based livestock art company run by artist Valerie Miller.
Paul’s career in the industry included 50 years of work in the purebred swine industry, as well as a significant leadership role in the establishment of a number of pork industry organizations. He served on the boards of directors of the American Yorkshire Club and the United Duroc Swine Registry, now known as the National Swine Registry.
“Pig was the first employee of NPPC, serving as secretary-treasurer of the organization from 1966 to 1969, although the title of CEO more accurately describes his role, and he also helped establish 24 state pork producer organizations,” said NPPC President Jim Weber during the unveiling of the painting. “To recognize everything he has done for the pork industry, NPPC is pleased to unveil this painting, which is titled ‘Pig Paul,’ appropriately enough.”
Listen to the entire commemoration from President Weber here:
Commemoration for Rolland Pig Paul
View and download photos from the event here:2016 World Pork Expo Photo Album