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Three years ago, WATT Global Media started collecting information on the world’s leading pig producers and pork processors. In 2014 and 2015, we published short lists of leading companies. The data has been improved and expanded over the past two years with more analysis in the magazine focused on these two categories.
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For the top pig processors list, we used the number of head slaughtered annually as the measurement to rank the companies. For top producers, we used the number of sows under their control or contract. This gave us top 40 lists that include pig producers and processors from North America, South America, Europe and Asia. These exclusive listings on the world’s top pig producers and processors plus information about each company listed are available in this article.
The following data are also available:
- Companies on both top producer and top processor lists
- Number of processors from different nations on top 40 list
- Geographic breakdown of pork processing