Sow Housing


In 2007 Smithfield announced that it would convert from using individual gestation stalls to group housing for pregnant sows on company owned farms by 2017. While we believe that a high level of well being can be achieved through the use of a variety of sow housing configurations we are convinced that the key to success is sound management. Our decision to convert to group housing was in response to requests from our customers.

We are on schedule to complete our conversion to group housing on all company-owned farms in the U.S. by 2017.