Smithfield Steadily Phasing Out Gestation Crates

Randall Weiseman Livestock, Pork

Smithfield Foods has announced it is making progress in phasing out gestation crates. Daily Press reports that by the end of last year, Murphy-Brown had transitioned 71.3-percent of all pregnant sows on company-owned farms into group housing. Smithfield’s goal is to move all sows out of gestation crates by 2017.