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Smithfield Seems Fresher

Stephen D. Simpson, CFA
August 23, 2006

News of the protein glut is hardly new anymore -- after all, we've seen its effects in the results of companies like Tyson (NYSE: TSN  ) and Pilgrim's Pride (NYSE: PPC  ) . All the same, while Smithfield (NYSE: SFD  ) may not be doing quite as well as rival pork producer Hormel (NYSE: HRL