Illinois Hog Company Completes Poultry Buyout

December 17, 2013

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Illinois Hog Company Completes Poultry Buyout

The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America, announced today the completion of its acquisition of GNP Company, the Midwest’s leading provider of premium quality chicken under the Gold’n Plump, Just BARE and Sunny Roost brand labels, effective Dec. 16, 2013.

GNP Company and The Maschhoffs pork production businesses will operate as separate business units following the closing of the transaction. The transaction will have no immediate impact on GNP Company’s chicken business nor The Maschhoffs’ pork production business.

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Based in St. Cloud, MN, GNP Company ( is a family-owned provider of premium branded and custom chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers nationally. Together, the company’s nearly 1,700 team members and 350 family farm partners in Minnesota and Wisconsin bring millions of wholesome, high-quality chicken meals to American families. Sales in 2013 are expected to be about $400 million.


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The Maschhoffs LLC ( is a pork production company headquartered in Carlyle, IL. The family-owned business has more than 100 years of experience in pork production. The Maschhoffs’ independent swine operation has approximately 208,000 sows and associated market hog production in nine states.

The company, which has more than 1,200 employees, networks with 450 other independent farm operations providing enough pork for more than 16 million consumers annually. The company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, also sells branded pork products to retailers, processors and foodservice operators under the Maschhoff Family Farms label.

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