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on July 1, 2009

Smithfield to lay off 140 employees

Most of the employees work directly with the hogs.

Murphy-Brown, a Smithfield company, is closing its sow operations and laying-off 140 workers from the Dalhart, Texas, location as of August 17. The action is part of its cutting-back initiatives, according to a news report.

Most of the employees, including managers, technicians and security guards, work directly with the hogs.

The company will continue to operate the nurseries and finishers at these locations.

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