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Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

Smithfield Prods Its Pork Suppliers To Dump Pig Crates

| January 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

The world’s largest hog and pork buyer wants its contract farmers to move pregnant sows out of constrictive crates and into group houses, generally considered more humane, by 2022. The move is significant because independent farmers supply about 40 percent of the company’s sows.

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Smithfield Says Pork Won’t Change, But Some Aren’t Buying It

Smithfield Says Pork Won’t Change, But Some Aren’t Buying It

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Worried about the impact on U.S. consumers, farmers and even taxpayers, some senators expressed qualms about the intentions of Shuanghui International Holdings, a Chinese firm that is buying Smithfield Foods.

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