CARLYLE, Ill. – The Maschhoffs LLC recently acquired a “pod” of sow farms in Albin, Wyoming. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the deal includes nursery and finishing space, a feed mill and a truck wash.

The sow farms have a total capacity of 13,500 animals which brings The Maschhoffs total size to 195,000 sows. The Maschhoffs is the largest independent pork producer in the United States. A subsidiary of the company sells pork products to retailers, processors and foodservice operators under the Maschhoff Family Farms label.

“This purchase supports our operating strategy in the western portion of our system,” said Dr. Bradley Wolter, president of The Maschhoffs. “In addition, these farms will benefit from the support of our Regional team in Arapahoe, Nebraska, while further diversifying our risk from disease given the remote location.”

Ken Maschhoff, co-owner and chairman of the board said the acquisition supports the company’s focus on the customer and will enable the company to deliver enhanced service to its packer customers.

“With this pod of sow farms, we are making a strategic investment in ensuring our supply chain delivers maximum value to the customers in our western footprint,” Maschhoff added.