Dr. Mary Battrell Named the 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year by American Association of Swine Veterinarians

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Dr. Mary Battrell Named the 2018 Swine Practitioner of the Year by American Association of Swine Veterinarians

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:35am

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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 wholesome product for the consumer," Dr. Battrell said in response to the award. "I am grateful for my Smithfield team, our care givers, and contract growers that work hard every day to put the pig's needs first."

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians works to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of pigs, support veterinarians in their work, and advocate science-based approaches to veterinary, industry, and public health issues.

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About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, Farmland, Armour, Farmer John, Kretschmar, John Morrell, Cook's, Gwaltney, Carando, Margherita, Curly's, Healthy Ones, Morliny, Krakus and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.