Within the next ten years, Smithfield will implement “manure-to-energy” projects across 90% of the company’s hog finishing spaces in North Carolina, Utah and Virginia, and nearly all of Smithfield’s hog finishing spaces in Missouri.
Funding aids with the purchase of trees and shrubs, as well as design and tree placement. Illinois Pork Producers Association will match up to $2,500 of the cost.
Smithfield’s 2018 Sustainability Report includes a new goal to reduce the company’s solid waste to landfill by 75% and achieve zero-waste-to-landfill certification at 75% of its U.S. facilities by 2025.
As part of his efforts for Smithfield, Westerbeek also played an instrumental role in helping the company engage 80% of its grain supply chain in efficient fertilizer and soil health practices.
Analysis of 55 years of pig farming reveals gains in all key metrics.