hogs http://hppr.org en Cargill to stop use of gestation crates for hogs http://hppr.org/post/cargill-stop-use-gestation-crates-hogs <p>Cargill, one of the country’s largest pork producers, <a href="http://www.cargill.com/news/releases/2014/NA31657661.jsp">announced Monday</a> that it will stop using gestation crates, the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1366/crate-question-looms-over-pork-producers/5">controversial narrow cages</a> meant to house and separate sows. Cargill is joining other major meatpackers, like competitors Tyson and Smithfield Foods, in planning to move away from hog crates. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Grant Gerlock 33013 at http://hppr.org Cargill to stop use of gestation crates for hogs Hog farmers split on packer-owned pigs http://hppr.org/post/hog-farmers-split-packer-owned-pigs-0 <p></p><p>Nebraska hog farmers aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a proposal that would allow meatpacking companies more control over the state’s hog industry. And farmers all over the country are watching.</p><p>Currently, a 1998 state law bans meatpacking companies from owning and raising the hogs they process. But lawmakers have proposed an end to the ban, which would allow for more vertical integration of the hog industry.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 29707 at http://hppr.org Hog farmers split on packer-owned pigs