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Seaboard Foods Buys Texas Farm
Seaboard Foods has purchased Texas Farm, based in Perryton, Texas, for an undisclosed amount. Texas Farm, a subsidiary of Nippon Meat Packers, Inc., of Osaka, Japan, has 25,000 sows in production (capacity for 40,000).
The purchase takes Seaboard Foods of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, to 290,000 sows. Seaboard has a hog processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, with a second processing facility under construction as part of a joint venture with Triumph Foods, called Seaboard Triumph Foods, in Sioux City, Iowa. That plant will be operational by August 2017, killing 10,000 hogs a day.
Seaboard is aggressively adding sows by acquisition, purchasing 35,000 sows in January from Christensen Farms.
“We will continue to add to our sow base in the next six to 12 months,” says Stephen Summerlin, vice president of live operations for Seaboard.