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.

1951

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

1969

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

1994

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

2003

Pillen Family Farms purchases Danbred North America.

2009

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

2017

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

2018

Pillen Family Farms becomes an owner of WholeStone Farms.

2019–2020

Pillen Family Farms acquires 31,000 sows to become a 71,000-sow system, marketing over 2 million pigs per year.

2020

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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We look forward to speaking with you!

4438 Old Mill Court, Columbus, NE, 68601

402-564-0407