As an integrated food company, Seaboard Foods is the third largest U.S. hog producer and fourth leading pork processor, and 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 Foods sells to distributors in China, Japan, Mexico and other foreign markets.
Connected every step of the way from its pig farmers to quality assurance, the integrated food system allows Seaboard Foods to have significant control over the chain of production and processing, resulting in end products which are of the highest quality and consistency.
Seaboard Foods’ farm operations are located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado and Iowa, and are supported by seven centrally located feed mills. The pig farms consist of genetic and commercial breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing buildings. Seaboard Foods produces more than seven million hogs each year, making it the second-largest pig producer in the United States.
At the facility in Guymon, Oklahoma, Seaboard Foods processes more than five million market hogs annually. This plant operates at double shift capacity and processes more than 20,500 hogs each day.
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 Seaboard Foods’ Guymon plant.
In 2015, Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced the formation of a joint venture to build a pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. The plant started operations in September 2017 and processes about 3 million market hogs annually with a single shift. The pigs for this plant are supplied by Seaboard Foods, the producer owners of Triumph Foods and regional pig farmers, who have aligned their farm production practices for product consistency among all three processing plants.
In 2005, Seaboard Foods purchased Daily’s® Premium Meats including its two bacon processing facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and Missoula, Montana. In September 2014, Triumph Foods purchased a 50 percent interest of the company from Seaboard Foods. These plants produce raw and pre-cooked bacon primarily for foodservice use. Daily’s built a third bacon processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri, and it began operations in 2016.
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 46 million gallons annually and uses vegetable oils and animal fat, including pork fat from the Guymon plant, as the feedstock for biodiesel. In 2016, High Plains Bioenergy began biodiesel production operations at a second plant, HPB – St. Joe Biodiesel, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Total annual biodiesel production for the two plants is over 60 million gallons. High Plains Bioenergy also has compressed natural gas (CNG) and biogas operations.
Portfolio of Companies
- Seaboard Foods LLC – Merriam, Kansas
- Processing Plant – Guymon, Oklahoma
- Seaboard Triumph Foods – Sioux City, Iowa
- High Plains Bioenergy, LLC – Guymon, Oklahoma
- HPB – St. Joe Biodiesel – St. Joseph, Missouri
- Seaboard dé Mexico – Reynosa, Mexico
- Daily’s Premium Meats, LLC – Salt Lake City, Utah; Missoula, Montana; St. Joseph, Missouri