Seaboard Triumph Foods opens pork processing plant in Iowa, US


Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF) is set to begin operations at its new pork processing facility in Sioux City, Iowa, US, from this month.

STF is a joint venture (JV) between Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods, and equally owned by both companies.

The new facility will initially start with one shift of commercial operations and upon reaching full production capacity, it is expected to create approximately 1,100 jobs.

The Sioux City plant will feature use robotics and innovative technologies to produce a full line of fresh pork products to cater a wide range of markets.

It will be able to process 10,000 head of market hogs a day, at full one-shift capacity.

"The plant design includes modern odour control technologies, bioenergy solutions, and numerous environmentally friendly features.”

The products produced at the facility will be sold Seaboard Foods under the PrairieFresh Premium Pork and Seaboard Farms brands.

Seaboard Triumph Foods chief operating officer Mark Porter said: “We’ve seen great support from the community and local and state government. With their input and our focus on stewardship, the plant design includes modern odour control technologies, bioenergy solutions, and numerous environmentally friendly features.”

Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods also own Daily’s Premium Meats that produces distributes premium bacon products throughout the US, as well as global markets.

The new facility will also supply raw materials for Daily’s Premium Meats, which includes raw and precooked bacon.

The plant will use 30% of hogs sourced from regional farmers who align with Seaboard Foods’ and Triumph Foods’ animal care and environmental stewardship practices, and the remaining hogs will be supplied by Triumph Foods producer-owners and Seaboard Foods’ farms.


Image: Seaboard Triumph Foods to begin new pork processing facility located in Sioux City, Iowa. Photo: courtesy of Seaboard Triumph Foods.