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.
Pork producers have made tremendous strides in productivity - but consumers increasingly want to hear more about how the pork they enjoy eating makes productive use of limited resources, like energy, water and land.