In a move that company officials say fits their business plan, The Maschhoffs have announced that Maschhoff Northwest LLC has purchased the swine production assets of Blackjack Pork LLC of Ames, IA.

Blackjack Pork consists of 20,000 sows in a farrow-to-finish operation owned by a group of investors. The transaction includes the associated nursery and finisher pigs, as well as the related contract production facilities in Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma. The transaction is effective immediately.

Ken Maschhoff, president and CEO of The Maschhoffs, stated: “This is a very strategic fit for us, with the majority of the assets in areas in which we already operate. This purchase brings together key facilities, employees and Production Partners (contract growers) that complement our existing network.”

The acquisition brings the official company herd inventory to just over 130,000 sows.

The Maschhoffs is a family-owned pork production company headquartered in Carlyle, IL, with our 100 years of experience in pork production.