Tyson Foods has announced plans to restructure its live hog operations to improve the future position of its pork business.

The Springdale, AR-based world leader in beef, chicken and pork processing plans to cut 200 jobs, and reduce sow numbers by 30% from about 100,000 to 70,000, closing leased hog farms and ending contracts with 132 growers in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Tyson will retain its hog breeding operations at Holdenville, OK, a few weaner pig production farms in Arkansas and some contract finishing units in Missouri.