Hord Family Farms acquires New Horizon Farms

Ohio pork producer expands operations to Pipestone, Minnesota.

November 20, 2023

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Hord Family Farms

Hord Family Farms, a fifth-generation pork producer based in Bucyrus, Ohio has completed its acquisition of the assets of New Horizon Farms, a farrow-to-finish swine operation located in Pipestone, Minnesota. The Minnesota farm going forward will operate as Hord Farms West and will maintain New Horizon’s current pork operations.

“As a multi-generational, family-owned company, producing quality protein is our responsibility, and we are guided by our values of providing excellent care to our animals and supporting our team,” said Pat Hord, CEO, Hord Family Farms. “Since our family’s founding in north-central Ohio a century ago, our farming operations have continued to expand in the Midwest. While we will always have deep roots in Ohio and continue to make investments here, this acquisition reflects our deliberate strategic growth and dedication to producing quality food products for consumers.”

Hord Farms today has diversified swine operations, farrow-to-finish, with both company-owned farms and partner growers. The farm produces more than 800,000 pigs per year and is run by more than 200 team members. The family also raises grain for feed and has a feeder-to-market beef cattle farm.

Founded in 1993, New Horizon Farms has over 150 team members working in five sow farms, six nurseries and 60 finishing farms, located across southwest Minnesota, eastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Hord Farms will oversee all swine operations, including 16,000 sows in production and more than 400,000 pigs marketed annually. Day-to-day operations will continue to be managed by the valued existing Minnesota leadership team.

“New Horizon Farms is energized in joining the Hord Family Farms team,” said Dan Sprague, president and CEO, New Horizon Farms. “The Hords are experienced producers with a strong reputation for integrity, excellent animal welfare, responsible operations, and a deep commitment to caring for their employees. This is good for our team, our communities, and our business. We look forward to a stable and successful future as we create a richer footprint in pork production.”

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