Seaboards Foods is one of the largest vertically integrated pork producers and processors in the United States. Seaboard Foods produces and sells fresh, frozen and processed pork products to further processors, food service operators, grocery stores, retail outlets and other distributors in the United States. Internationally, Seaboard sells to distributors in Japan, Mexico, Russia, Korea and other foreign markets.
Seaboard Foods’ live production facilities are located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado, and are supported by our six centrally located feed mills. These facilities consist of genetic and commercial breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing buildings. Seaboard Foods produces more than 4.3 million hogs each year, making Seaboard the second largest hog producer in the United States.
At the facility in Guymon, Oklahoma, Seaboard processes approximately 5.5 million hogs annually. This plant operates at double shift capacity and processes more than 19,000 hogs each day. Seaboard also owns Daily’s® Premium Meats including its two bacon processing facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and Missoula, Montana. These plants produce raw and pre-cooked bacon primarily for foodservice use.
Seaboard Foods also has an exclusive agreement to market the pork products produced at Triumph Foods’ processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. The producer-owners of Triumph Foods have a similar integrated business model ensuring their products will be consistent with those from our Guymon plant.
Seaboard Foods’ vertically integrated approach allows us to have significant control over the chain of production and processing, resulting in end products which are of the highest quality.
Seaboard Foods formed High Plains Bioenergy — a wholly owned subsidiary — to focus on renewable energy sources from the Seaboard Foods integrated system. In March 2008, High Plains Bioenergy opened a biodiesel plant next to the Guymon pork processing plant. The plant has a capacity to produce more than 34 million gallons annually and uses vegetable oils and animal fat, including pork fat from the Guymon plant, as the feedstock for biodiesel.