Smithfield Subsidiary Expects Group Housing Switch By End 2016

Steve Pollmann, spokesman for U-S pork processor Murphy Brown. (Photo by Bob Montgomery)

A spokesman for pork processor Murphy Brown says retail pressure has prompted the company’s move to group housing at their company barns.

Murphy Brown is part of Smithfield Foods.

Spokesman Steve Pollmann says the retailers want and expect their requests to be met and Murphy Grown will comply with their wishes.

Pollmann expects the conversion of the company’s hog farms to group housing to be completed by the end of 2016.


Pollmann says the conversion process is well underway.


Pollmann says they announced their decision to go to group housing in 2007.