Pillen Family Farms recently agreed to purchase 16,000 sows, along with the associated nursery and finishing farms in Nebraska, from The Maschhoffs. Pillen Family Farms also acquired a truck wash in Columbus, Neb., and a number of contract finishing farms as part of the deal.
Pillen Family Farms’ multigenerational owners Jim, Sarah and Brock Pillen said the purchase represents an investment in their future.
“We are extremely excited to add these farms to our core footprint in eastern Nebraska,” said Dr. Jim Pillen, chief executive officer of Pillen Family Farms. “We’re also thrilled to have this dedicated team join our family. It’s a win-win situation for us.”
The Maschhoffs acquired the network of sow farms in 2011 when it purchased them from NPP (Nebraska Pork Partners). Dr. Bradley Wolter, president of The Maschhoffs, said the sale to Pillen Family Farms makes sense for both of the family-owned companies.
“The team in northeastern Nebraska is excellent,” Wolter said. “The Pillen family is perfectly suited to ensure these farms are successful in the long term. It’s a great example of two farm families working together to create long-term success for the Nebraska pork industry.”