The twenty largest pork producers in the United States (total sows), according to Pork Powerhouse, published by Successful Farming, December 2006.

1. Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Va. — 1,200,115 (995,325 in United States).

2. Triumph Foods, St. Joseph, Mo.  — 399,800.

3. Seaboard Foods, Shawnee Mission, Kan. — 213,600.

4. Iowa Select Farms, Iowa Falls — 150,000.

5. Prestage Farms, Clinton, N. C. — 140,000.

6. The Pipestone System, Pipestone, Minn. — 130,000.

7. The Maschhoffs, Carlyle, Ill. — 116,000.

8. Cargill, Minneapolis, Minn.  — 87,000.

9. Maxwell Foods, Inc., Goldsboro, N. C. — 76,000.

10. AMVC Management,  Audubon — 75,000.

11. Tyson Foods, Springdale, Ark. — 70,000.

12. Progressive Swine Tech., Columbus, Neb. — 55,200.

13. Hormel Foods, Austin, Minn. — 51,000.

14. Nebraska Pork Partners, Columbus, Neb. — 45,000.

15. Wakefield Pork, Gaylord, Minn. — 41,000.

16. Hatfield Quality Meats, Hatfield, Pa. — 36,100.

Whitestone Farms, Burnsville, Minn. — 35,000.

Texas Farm, Perryton, Texas — 33,500.

Holden Farms, Northfield, Minn. — 32,000.

Coharie Farms, Clinton, N.C. — 31,000.

Total: 3,017,315 sows (growth of 323,665 from 2005).

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