Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States.
With nearly 1,000 employees and 1,500 contract partners, our company spans across the Midwest to include facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. We currently operate four feed mills, manage 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversee more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites.
As our company grew, we recognized the opportunity to improve our company’s sustainability and increase quality and safety assurance for consumers. To achieve these aims we needed to expand our operation across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. This desire for a more integrated production model led us to become the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in another primary pork processing plant, known as Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa. To support further pork processing for specialized items such as bacon and other premium products, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats.
Through key packer and partner relationships, Christensen Farms markets nearly 3 million hogs per year with increased traceability, quality assurance and pricing stability for our company and our customers.