Seaboard Triumph Foods to begin operations at new pork plant

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Seaboard Triumph Foods, Sioux City
Seaboard Triumph Foods is set to start operations at its new pork processing plant in Sioux City on Sept. 5.

SIOUX CITY — Seaboard Triumph Foods is set to start operations at its new pork processing plant in Sioux City on Sept. 5. The plant will ramp up with a single shift, and once it is at full production, the facility will employ approximately 1,100 and process about 10,000 market hogs per day.

Seaboard Triumph Foods is a joint venture owned equally by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, which was formed to construct the new pork processing facility in Sioux City. Seaboard Foods is a subsidiary of Seaboard Corp. with a pork processing plant in Guymon, Okla. Triumph Foods is owned by pork producers with a pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Mo.

The new processing facility will produce a full line of fresh pork products for retail, food service, international and further processing markets. Seaboard will sell the pork under its PrairieFresh Premium Pork and Seaboard Farms brands. The plant will also supply Daily’s Premium Meats, which is jointly owned by Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, with raw materials for its raw and precooked bacon products.

Mark Porter, Seaboard Triumph Foods
Mark Porter, c.o.o. of Seaboard Triumph Foods

“I couldn’t be more proud of the new plant, our team, and all the local and state partners that have helped bring this project to completion over the past two years,” said Mark Porter, chief operating officer of Seaboard Triumph Foods. “We are excited to begin commercial operations and supply the most sought-after pork products to our diverse global consumers.”

Approximately 30% of the market hogs at the Sioux City plant will be sourced from regional farmers who operate in alignment with Seaboard Foods’ and Triumph Foods’ animal care and environmental stewardship practices. The remaining hogs will be supplied by Triumph Foods producer-owners and Seaboard Foods’ farms.

Site work began on the project in September 2015.

“We’ve seen great support from the community and local and state government,” Mr. Porter said. “With their input and our focus on stewardship, the plant design includes modern odor control technologies, bioenergy solutions, and numerous environmentally friendly features.” 
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