Global Mega Producer is a comprehensive picture of the worldwide pork industry. Twenty-seven pork producers owning 8.2 million sows made the Global Mega Producer list in 2018. The mega global producers are as diverse as their geographic location. Together they own 8.2 million sows and are spread across eight countries — United States, China, Brazil, Thailand, France, Spain, Chile and Russia. Most of the mega producers hail from the United States; however, China is not far behind.
Smithfield, a subsidiary of WH Group, holds on to the top spot, but Wens is not far behind. Zhengbang made the biggest move up the ranking, rising from 24 to 10.
As we get ready to unveil the 2019 Global Mega Producer list at this year’s World Pork Expo, let’s get reacquainted with this past year’s recipients.