The $250 million joint venture will produce clean renewable natural gas from hog manure. Over the next decade the investment will include 90% of Smithfield’s finishing spaces in North Carolina and Utah.
Growing demand and limited real estate has Chinese pork producers looking up to expanded production. More “high-rise hog hotels” are going up in southern China, as the country rapidly modernizes their hog industry.
In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?