Photo Of The Day: Smithfield Profits Slide

(AP) — In this June 14, 2011 photo, a package of Smithfield Sliced Maple Flavor Boneless Ham, is posed, in Montpelier, Vt. Smithfield Foods Inc. said Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, its fiscal second-quarter net income slid 16 percent compared with last year's quarter, when some market factors helped the pork producer firm up its prices.

(AP) — In this June 14, 2011 photo, a package of Smithfield Sliced Maple Flavor Boneless Ham, is posed, in Montpelier, Vt.

Smithfield Foods Inc. said Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, its fiscal second-quarter net income slid 16 percent compared with last year's quarter, when some market factors helped the pork producer firm up its prices. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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