SLEEPY EYE, MINN. – Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. hosted Iowa’s Congressman, Steve King, at their Truck Wash facility located in Garner, Iowa, on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The truck wash was one of many stops for King, as he visited a number of other family farms and agricultural businesses in the area.
King, a well-known supporter of agriculture and farming, participated in a tour of one of CF’s newest truck wash facilities, gaining a better understanding of the importance of this operation within the organization; from the health of our herds, to the importance we place on areas such as the environment, employee safety, animal well-being, community support and food safety.
Back in Washington, King will be working with his peers in the House, focusing on key issues/topics, including establishing a Foot and Mouth Vaccine Bank program for livestock producers across the U.S., pushing for smart and strong trade agreements to ensure open export markets for pork producers, among the other commodity, and much more.
About Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc.
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
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