To get full value from its manure, Smithfield Foods looks toward innovation and partnerships to be the ultimate recycler, converting hog manure to fertilizer for crops or to different types of energy.
YORK, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 03:  A pig waits to be auctioned to farmers and buyers attending the York Livestock Auction after restrictions due to the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak are eased on 3 September, 2007, York, England. Restrictions on cattle, pig and sheep sales at livestock markets have been lifted for the first time since the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. Restrctions still apply in the Surrey disease affected zone.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The Maschhoffs recently built a state-of-the-art 2,500-head sow farm in southern Illinois — Bear Grove, a genetic nucleus farm.
Iowa Select Farms’ ventilation and filtration team — (left to right) Zach Schumacher, John Stinn, Jeremy Andersen and John Putney
A China sow with piglets in a pen
U.S. pork
Jim Long, Genesus president and CEO, discusses the global pork industry with Max Armstrong, This Week in Agribusiness
Young pigs
La Mejorada Farm in Olmedo, Valladolid, Spain. This farm has obtained the Porc d'Or Diamond.Award in 2017, the highest recognition of the Spanish swine industry.