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Nebraska lifts only ban on packer-owned hogs in U.S.

posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:20 PM

The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter. Full Story

Hog grower's lawyers object to mentions of Chinese ties

posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Lawyers for the world's largest pork producer say it is bad enough being told your product stinks, but it's going too far to mention that a Chinese company is behind it. Full Story

Smithfield Urges Pig Gestation Crate Phase-Out

posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

The world's largest pork producer said Tuesday that it is asking the growers to move pregnant sows from gestation crates to group housing by 2022. Full Story

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Shuanghui Deal

posted on September 26, 2013 at 5:01 PM

The deal, which is expected to close Thursday, will be the largest takeover of a U.S. company by a Chinese firm, valued at about $7.1 billion including debt Full Story

Big shareholder concedes on Smithfield deal

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Smithfield Foods Inc.'s largest shareholder says it will vote in favor of a proposed takeover by a Chinese meat producer after failing to find an alternative bidder. Full Story

China's Top Butcher tries to sell U.S. on takeover

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

At an age when most Chinese executives are long retired, the country's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company. Full Story

China's Shuanghui In $4.7B Deal For Smithfield

posted on May 31, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The companies put the deal's total value at about $7.1 billion, including debt. Smithfield's stock will no longer be publicly traded once the deal closes. Full Story

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