Spanish Jamon Iberico Industry Prepares For Busy Christmas Period

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A small figurine of an Iberian Pig sits on an old weighing scales at... News PhotoAnimal,Business,Figurine,Finance,Ham,Horizontal,Human Interest,Iberian Pig,Livestock,Madrid,Meat,Merchandise,Pork,Retail,Salamanca,Sitting,Small,Spain,Store,Topics,Weight ScalePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesMADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 14: A small figurine of an Iberian Pig sits on an old weighing scales at the Alberto Lopez Araque jamon Iberico shop on December 14, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Dry-cured Iberian ham or Jamon Iberico is a favourite amongst Spaniards and producers are hoping for improved sales over the busy christmas period. The jamon Iberico de Bellota are usually dry-cured for up to three years after the pigs have been few on a diet of acorns in the last three months of their lives. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)