A program of recognition led by National Hog Farmer sponsored by Genesus Inc.

No.1 Global Mega Producer

Smithfield Foods is recognized as a Global Mega Producer for 2019.

Smithfield Foods is a U.S.-based global food company, dominates pork production industry with their products sold to more than 5,700 customers in 43 countries on every continent (except Antarctica), including supermarket and hotel chains, wholesale distributors, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions.

Company-wide snapshot for year of 2018: 

  • over 1.241 million sows world-wide, 
  • over 54,000 employees across the company 
  • $15 billion in sales 
  • 10.7 billion pounds of fresh pork and packaged meats sold
  • 20.6 million Market hogs produced

It’s global platform integrates hog breeding (Smithfield Premium Genetics), hog production (Hog Production Division), hog slaughtering and the processing and distribution of packaged meats and fresh pork (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 is runs several, manure-to-energy projects across United States, committed to protecting the environment on and around their hog farms through pollution prevention and continuous improvement of their practices and policies. Smithfield is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-based WH Group Limited, a publicly traded company with shareholders around the world. In 2018 WH Group’s turnover totaled $22.605 billion.

From Left to Right: Mike Van Schepdael – VP Sales, Genesus; Stephen Campbell Tyler – Regional Operations Manager, Smithfield; Bob Kemp – VP Genetics and R&D, Genesus; Kent Gray – General Manager, Smithfield Premium Genetics; Marlin Hoogland – Veterinarian at Smithfield; Tom Stinson – Corporate Accounts Manager, Genesus; Jim Long – President and CEO, Genesus.

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