What's in a name?

At Pillen Family Farms, our name reflects three generations of commitment to family,
community and our pigs. We believe in maintaining an environment of respect for one another, our pigs and our farms. We were founded on three key values that continue to guide us today:

Do What's Right.

We believe in going the extra mile to protect the environment and provide quality care for our pigs.

Do the Best You Can.

We believe that every team member adds value to our business and we provide the training and support to help them succeed.

Treat Others the way you want to be treated.

We believe good people are the key to our success, which is why we promote collaboration and teamwork at all times.

Keeping Our Farms Connected

Family-Owned. Family-Focused.


Dale and Dorothy Pillen start farming after returning home from the Korean War.


Dale Pillen builds a 400-head modified open-front barn. First pigs grown on concrete.


Jim Pillen builds the first modern isowean 2,500-head sow farm across from the Pillen home farm, called PC West.


Pillen Family Farms purchases Danbred North America, now known as DNA Genetics


Pillen Family Farms has grown to 52,000 sows marketing 1.3M pigs annually.


Brock Pillen and Sarah Pillen return to the area and join the business as the third generation to operate Pillen Family Farms.


Pillen Family Farms builds a new 80-ton-per-hour mill in Albion, Nebraska.


Pillen Family Farms becomes an owner of WholeStone Farms.


Pillen Family Farms has grown to 71,000 sows  marketing 2M pigs annually


New Pillen Family Farms and DNA Genetics office opens.

Rooted in the Midwest

With a number of farms across four states and Manitoba, each of our locations is designed and built to provide a safe environment for our team members and neighbors, as well as a healthy environment for our pigs.

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4438 Old Mill Court, Columbus, NE, 68601