New Smithfield Videos Take the Mystery Out of Pork Production

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New Smithfield Videos Take the Mystery Out of Pork Production

03/07/2011

Smithfield, Va.-based Smithfield Foods is launching an educational series of videos providing an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at pork production and sustainability practices at the company's Murphy-Brown hog farms.

The seven videos can be viewed on YouTube, SchoolTube, and www.murphybrownllc.com.

Murphy-Brown LLC is Smithfield's livestock production subsidiary based in North Carolina. The videos, which run from three to 10 minutes each, were shot at Murphy-Brown facilities across the United States.

"These video tours give viewers a close look inside our hog farms and lets people see firsthand how we put our commitment to product quality, food safety and animal care into practice," said Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown.

"Our goal is to take the mystery out of pork production by answering many of the questions that people ask us," Butler said. "With this video series, we are inviting the public onto our farms from the comfort of their homes to learn about how we raise our pigs and how our environmental and animal handling sustainability practices work every day."