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Cornhusker Economics, October 11, 2000, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics
Pork Powerhouses 2000, the annual report from Successful Farming magazine changed this year when they recast the report as the 50 largest commercial pork producers in North America. Recognizing the movement of pork production in the international sector, while not innovative in itself, indicates the changes in agriculture taking place in the world. The minimum number of sows to make the list increased sixty-six percent (66%) from 1999's 7,200 sows to 12,000 sows this year. Eight Canadian firms made the list this year with a total of 202,200 sows.