Pillen Family Farms Purchases Farms From The Maschhoffs

Columbus, NE (June 19, 2019) — Pillen Family Farms recently agreed to purchase 16,000 sows along with the associated nursery and finishing farms in Nebraska from The Maschhoffs. Also as part of the purchase, Pillen Family Farms acquired a truck wash in Columbus, NE and a number of contract finishing farms.

Pillen Family Farms’ multi-generational owners Jim, Sarah and Brock Pillen are investing in the future with this purchase. “We are extremely excited to add these farms to our core footprint in eastern Nebraska,” says Dr. Jim Pillen, CEO 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 this network of sow farms in 2011 when the company purchased them from NPP (Nebraska Pork Partners). Dr. Bradley Wolter, President of The Maschhoffs, says the sale to Pillen Family Farms makes sense for both of the family-owned companies.

“The team in northeastern Nebraska is excellent,” says Dr. Wolter. “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.”

About Pillen Family Farms – Family Owned. Family Focused.

Pillen Family Farms is headquartered in Columbus, NE. The company is a multi-generational family-owned farming operation. The company believes in maintaining an environment of respect – for one another, its pigs and farms. Pillen Family Farms was founded in 1960. Its key values are: 1) Do what’s right. 2) Do the best you can. 3) Treat others the way you want to be treated. Visit www.PillenFamilyFarms.com for more information.

About The Maschhoffs® - Progressive Farming. Family Style.

The Maschhoffs, LLC is a hog production company headquartered in Carlyle, IL. The company has over 100 years of hog production experience, and is one of the largest family-owned hog producer network in North America, with close to 200,000 sows and market hog production sites in 9 states. The company has approximately 1,200 employees who, along with more than 500 independent farm partners, focus on creating environmentally and economically sustainable hog production systems.  Each year, the company raises enough hogs to provide pork to more than 16 million consumer households.  Visit www.TheMaschhoffs.com for more information.