09-28-2011 11:38 AM
That's the verdict in this year's Pork Powerhouses report from Betsy Freese. Looks like a good amount of expansion going on among the majority of the big boys in the hog business:
The 25 largest U.S. pork producers grew by 84,000 sows this year, according to the 2011 Pork Powerhouses exclusive report. Ten of the companies on the list expanded, 12 reported the same number of sows, and three have fewer sows than last year (including the largest, Smithfield Foods).