Cargill has plans to eliminate the use of gestation crates for Cargill-owned sows, the company announced. By the end of 2015, Cargill will phase out the crates in the facilities it owns. Contract hog farms that contain Cargill-owned sows will move to group housing by 2017. The offspring of Cargill-owned sows represent about 30% of the hogs slaughtered at Cargill pork processing facilities. Pressure from clients and consumers led Cargill to make the change. CONNECT WITH SN ...

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