Cargill to end use of sow crates by 2017

In response to customer pressure, Cargill “intends to phase out all individual stalls from its…hog production system by the end of 2017,” says the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. A behemoth of agribusiness, Cargill is one of the largest U.S. pork producers. The Star-Tribune says the shift from stalls to group pens “could cost $2 billion or more throughout… » Read More

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