State-of-the-Art Facility Renews The Maschhoffs’ Commitment to Raising Pigs

CARLYLE, IL (March 23, 2018) — The Maschhoffs recently built a new, state-of-the-art, 2,500-head sow farm in Southern Illinois. Bear Grove, a state-of-the-art genetic nucleus farm, houses the maternal genetics line for The Maschhoffs’ herd of animals.

“Our goal is to responsibly produce consistent, high-quality pork for our customers to package and, ultimately, for consumers to enjoy with their families,” Dr. Clint Schwab, Vice President of Science and Technology says. “Bear Grove ensures the health of our herd and gives us the ability to pick the very best animals for our commercial system.”

Bear Grove incorporates a number of cutting-edge features, all directed at sustainability. These features help safeguard animals against swine industry disease and reduce the risk of disease transmission.

“The Maschhoffs has always been committed to feeding families,” President Dr. Bradley Wolter says. “Part of that commitment is based on what we call sustainability—using innovative technologies to ensure we not only produce the highest-quality product possible, but that we’re continuously using less resources to do so.”

“Every aspect of the farm is an investment in the future of the company and an investment in our people,” adds Dr. Scott Stehlik, General Manager of Technical Operations.

In lieu of an open house, The Maschhoffs has created a short video, highlighting features on farm and the company’s commitment to sustainably advancing the pork industry. The video can be viewed in its entirety here:

“Bear Grove renews our family’s commitment and the company’s commitment to this industry that we believe in,” says Ken Maschhoff, Chairman and co-owner of The Maschhoffs.