Tyson Foods Cuts Jobs

Tyson Foods has announced plans to restructure its live hog operations to improve the future position of its pork business. The Springdale, AR-based world leader in beef, chicken and pork processing plans to cut 200 jobs, and reduce sow numbers by 30% from about 100,000 to 70,000, closing leased hog farms and ending contracts with 132 growers in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Tyson will retain its hog breeding

Tyson Foods has announced plans to restructure its live hog operations to improve the future position of its pork business.

The Springdale, AR-based world leader in beef, chicken and pork processing plans to cut 200 jobs, and reduce sow numbers by 30% from about 100,000 to 70,000, closing leased hog farms and ending contracts with 132 growers in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Tyson will retain its hog breeding operations at Holdenville, OK, a few weaner pig production farms in Arkansas and some contract finishing units in Missouri.