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  • Jan 4, 2016
    press release

    Smithfield Foods reports significant progress toward conversion to group housing systems

    In 2007, Smithfield Foods Inc. began an industry-leading journey to transition pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States to group housing systems by 2017. Today, the company is proud to report significant progress, having transitioned 81.8% by the end of 2015, a 10% increase over 2014. In the United States, Smithfield expects to be fully converted on company-owned farms by 2017, as planned....More
  • Dec 30, 2015

    Keep talking in 2016

    In the name of swine herd and industry health, make 2016 the year to be more open about communications....More
  • Dec 28, 2015

    USMEF thoughts on the WTO ministerial conference

    Thad Lively, USMEF senior vice president for trade access, offers his thoughts on the Nairobi conference and specifically addresses the agreement WTO members reached on elimination of export subsidies...More
  • Dec 17, 2015
    press release

    Building immunity to PEDV is critical

    Pork producers know lower temperatures can mean a heightened risk for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Fortunately, the industry is now more knowledgeable, more prepared and better equipped to help minimize the spread of PEDV this winter.  ...More
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