Many Names, One Family

The Smithfield Foods family of companies is made up of a number of independent operating companies and joint ventures-all committed to producing quality food products. With popular brands such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Farmland, each organization maintains its unique identity while benefiting from Smithfield Foods' resources and experience as a packaged foods company.


Murphy-Brown LLC

Headquarters: Warsaw, NC

President: Robert W. Manly, IV

The livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., Murphy-Brown LLC is the world's largest producer of hogs. Murphy-Brown is committed to producing high-quality products while protecting the environment and preserving family farms. In the United States, the company owns approximately 853,000 sows and brought 16 million hogs to market in fiscal 2013. Operations include 460 company-owned farms and contractual business relationships with 2,040 family farms across 12 states. Its Smithfield Premium Genetics unit, based in Rose Hill, North Carolina, is responsible for improving swine genetics across the company's production herd.

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