SLEEPY EYE, MINN. – This past Veteran’s Day, Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc. (CF) was proud to support the Hunting with Heroes program, a non-profit organization focused on the physical and emotional healing of our nation’s military heroes through community support, camaraderie and hunting/fishing in the rural communities of Iowa.
Each year, during the weekend of Veteran’s Day, veterans are flown into Iowa from all over the country to attend Hunting with Heroes. The veterans spent a portion of the weekend hunting peasants on donated land and at a Veteran’s Appreciation Banquet.
CF Service Manager Nich Holland, who has been involved in the organization the past few years, plays an integral role in the success of this weekend every year on behalf of CF. CF also recognizes all the Hunting with Heroes leaders for their dedication to appreciating veterans who serve and protect our country.
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.