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Smithfield Foods Inc., announces it is in the process of phasing out individual gestation stalls at all of its company-owned sow farms and replacing them with pens.

Smithfield Foods Inc., announces it is in the process of phasing out individual gestation stalls at all of its company-owned sow farms and replacing them with pens.

In making the decision to convert from gestation stalls to group housing, C. Larry Pope, Smithfield Foods CEO says, "our decision acknowledges that extensive research into sow housing has concluded both gestation stalls and group pens provide for the well-being of pregnant sows and work equally well from a production standpoint. There is no scientific consensus on which system is superior, and we do not endorse one management system over the other."
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Date:Mar 1, 2007
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