Ag Partners LLC and Jeff Ramold, owner of Agri Strategies Inc., announced that they have formed a new joint venture called Livestock Equity LLC.
Ag Partners is one of the largest feed manufacturers in Iowa, operating five feed mills throughout central and northwestern Iowa and providing feed for pork and poultry producers throughout the state.
Ramold has owned and operated a swine brokerage firm for more than 15 years, with offices in Omaha, Neb., and Sioux City, Iowa. He has been a trusted adviser to swine producers both within the U.S. and internationally and is a procurement resource expert to packing plants throughout the central U.S. corridor.
Ramold will serve as chief executive officer of the new joint venture and will continue to run the offices in Omaha and Sioux City.
Livestock Equity will bring additional marketing solutions for swine producers throughout the Midwest.
Both parties anticipate closing on this transaction in the next 60 days.