Pig Business Facts

Smithfield Foods


Smithfield Foods is a global food company which employs 52,000 people worldwide, within 150 operating companies over 13 countries.

Within the U.S. the company’s 445 hog production farms are controlled by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Murphy Brown LLC, Smithfield also acquired Premium Standard Farms in 2007, increasing its hog production capacity further. In addition to its owned and operated farms, Smithfield has 1,700 contract farms across 12 states in the U.S. giving it a 31% share of the U.S. market and making it the world’s largest hog producer.

The Smithfield Packing Company is the processing company of Smithfield Foods and is responsible for the production of pork products for retail, foodservice and wholesale across the U.S. and for export. Smithfield has 10 processing facilities across five U.S. states.



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