Cargill Pork opens sow innovation center

Cargill Pork and Cargill Animal Nutrition businesses have opened the Cargill Sow Innovation Center in Sugar Grove, Ky.

Employees at the center will research improving sow reproduction, increasing pig weaning weight, improving pig nutrition and developing better farm production management tools.

The center, part of a $1.5 million dollar upgrade and renovation, will house 1,800 sows and employ 10 people whose expertise includes animal nutrition, animal husbandry, sow productivity, and data management.