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Smithfield aims to reopen North Carolina hog plant Thurs -power supplier

WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct 11 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc is working to resume operations on Thursday at the world's largest hog processing facility in North Carolina, after closing it due to Hurricane Matthew, the plant's electric supplier told Reuters.

Representatives of Smithfield, owned by China's WH Group Ltd , could not immediately be reached for comment.

The plant in Tar Heel, N.C., has a daily slaughter capacity of 32,500 hogs, according to National Hog Farmer magazine. It was closed on Saturday because of the storm, a hog supplier has said.

(Reporting by Jim Brumm; Writing by Tom Polansek; Editing by Chris Reese)