Smithfield Foods: Our Animals

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Smithfield Foods: Our Animals

As the world’s largest pork producer, we have a responsibility to be the leader in animal care. We believe that Smithfield plays an important role in guiding our industry toward even higher standards. This video shares some of the highlights from the Animal Care section of the Smithfield Foods 2016 Sustainability Report.

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Dr. Mary Battrell Named the 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year by American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Smithfield's Dr. Mary Battrell has been named the 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Dr. Battrell received her veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University and is a staff veterinarian for Smithfield's hog production division. "Swine practitioners do an excellent job of caring for their animals and providing a safe and...
Apr 12, 2018 9:35 AM ET
Meet Emma: A Pig Farmer of Tomorrow
Emma Lasco works for Smithfield Foods Hog Production in north-central Iowa. Working with roughly 30 contract farmers who grow pigs with Smithfield, Emma ensures that the pigs are healthy and getting the attention and care they need: having an ample supply of feed and water, good ventilation, and that all of the equipment is functioning. Her work helps to create stronger relationships between ...
Mar 20, 2018 11:30 AM ET
Video: Smithfield Sow Farm 360° Virtual Tour
Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to announce that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Watch the virtual reality video that transports viewers to a company sow farm. The video can be viewed at ...
Jan 10, 2018 8:05 AM ET
Infographic: Smithfield Foods Animal Care
We began our industry-leading journey in 2007 and expect to complete it by the end of 2017. In addition to the efforts at company-owned farms, we recommend that all of our U.S. contract sow growers complete a transition to group housing by the end of 2022. Operations in Poland and Romania have already completed their conversions, and our joint ventures in Mexico are currently...
Nov 21, 2017 9:25 AM ET