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Wholestone Farms, Prestage Foods of Iowa join in new venture

Prestage Wholestone will operate from two plant locations with a daily single-shift harvest capacity of approximately 21,000 head per day.

February 22, 2023

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Wholestone Farms, Prestage Foods of Iowa join in new venture

The newly formed joint venture, Prestage Wholestone, LLC, unites two farmer-owned companies. Prestage Wholestone will enhance customer offerings while streamlining pork sales and partnering in hog processing operations. 

"We are excited and honored to partner with the Prestage family. This is an extremely important next step for the 200-plus farm families that own Wholestone Farms. We look forward to demonstrating the benefits of this partnership to our customers, consumers and our owners," said Luke Minion, chairman of Wholestone Farms

Prestage Wholestone will operate from two plant locations with a daily single-shift harvest capacity of approximately 21,000 head per day. 

"The Prestage family is excited to partner with Wholestone Farms, a company comprised of like-minded American farmers and producers that reflect our collective core values from farm to market," said Ron Prestage, Prestage family representative

Prestage Wholestone will start joint operations no later than Jan. 1, 2024. 

Wholestone Farms, headquartered in Fremont, Nebraska, was founded in 2018 as a cooperative of 200 Midwest family farmer-owners. They had a vision of bringing the consumer closer to the farmer by creating an authentic integrated pork supply chain.

Prestage Foods of Iowa takes pride in being a part of a third-generation, family-owned food and agriculture business.  From their location near Eagle Grove, Iowa, the firm is committed to quality and service as they deliver wholesome and delicious pork products to customers in the United States and around the world.

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