The Maschhoffs in figures
The Maschhoffs owns 100% of pigs. Production partners provide the buildings and daily animal care, The Maschhoffs provides pigs and feed.
• Pig farms can be found in various states throughout the USA. The home farm is located in Carlyle, Illinois. This one houses 12,000 sows and 560 sows farrow here per week. In total, 6,000 piglets are weaned every week. The facility has 11 slurry lagoons, with a total 114,000 m3capacity. Other farms are located in Illinois, Indiania, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia and Alabama.
• Feed mills, as of 2010 can be found in three main locations. Carlyle, IL (company headquarters) produces 5,000 tonnes/week and can produce 150 different rations. Other operations are in Buckeye, IA (5,000 tonnes/week) and in Griggsville, IL (5,000 tonnes/week).
• A research facility (see photo), called Georgia, is located in New Minden, IL. It consists of a field trials facility the size of 60 pens for 30 pigs each. The operation is used for testing before implementing findings commercially. The site is a tunnel ventilated, curtain sided facility. Areas researched are nutrition, management, environment, genetics, all in conjunction with University of Illinois.
• Near the company’s headquarters, Riverview genetics can be found, spread out over two isolation sheds with 75 pens in each. Here, 300 boars are kept, collected weekly in four rooms. Every day, 2,200 doses of semen are sent via an underground vacuum tube system to the lab after collection. Four genetic PIC lines are used. Two more boar studs can be found in Missouri.