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Smithfield/WH Group

Headquarters:United States, China, Hong Kong
No. of sows1,135,000
IndustriesHog production, pork processor, packaged meats and fresh pork
DetailCounting across the board with multi-country headquarters in the United States, Hong Kong and China, WH Group LLC dominants pork production with the acquisition of U.S.' largest hog producer Smithfield Foods in 2013, owning 1.135 million sows. From North Carolina to California, Smithfield's hog production operations include company-owned or contract farms in 17 U.S. states. They employ nearly 5,000 people in hog production in the United States, including engineers, scientists, veterinarians, and farm staff. Their global platform integrates hog production, hog slaughtering and the processing and distribution of packaged meats and fresh pork, placing them in the No. 1 position in the entire key segments of the pork industry - European Union, United States and China.