Established in 1991, Smithfield Premium Genetics is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, which offers various animal welfare services. It operates research facilities in North Carolina and Texas that provide animal welfare management systems. Smithfield Premium Genetics provides genetic improvement and hygienic techniques for leaner and healthier swine varieties and meat products. The company supports more than 700,000 sow production pyramids that supply roughly 13,000,000 lean market hogs annually. Its Web site offers various online application forms, catalogs and brochures, including product details and information. Additionally, it offers online stores that offer ham recipes, gift items, cakes and confections. Smithfield Premium Genetics is located in Miami.