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Pork Powerhouses 2011: Midwest Sows on the Rise

The 25 largest U.S. pork producers grew by 84,000 sows this year. Ten of the companies on the list expanded, 12 reported the same number of sows, and three have fewer sows than last year.


Pork Powerhouses 2008: The Big Squeeze

The U.S. pork industry is squeezing down, as one producer calls it. High input costs -- mainly in feed and energy -- have made survival, not profit, the short-term goal for many companies. The 2008 Pork Powerhouses annual ranking shows total U.S. sow numbers.


About Pork Powerhouses

For more than 20 years, Successful Farming has compiled the exclusive Pork Powerhouses report. The annual report lists the 25 to 40 largest pork producers.