Pork Production: What Actually Is Involved?


Smithfield Foods recently published several videos aimed at helping consumers understand what actually occurs in pork production. These short videos focus on pork production, finishing, feeding, animal care, and the environment.

As pork producers, we do all we can to protect and enhance the environment around us. Discover more about our environmental protection efforts, including our manure management practices, which vary based on the farm's geographic location.

The videos show how piglets begin their life on a sow farm, what happens when they are moved to a nursery farm, and then to a finishing farm. Murphy-Brown employees also talk about the company's ISO 14001-certification, the international "gold" standard of environmental management, and offer unique insight regarding how the company cares for its animals.