Wisconsin Operations

Kronseder Farms purchased the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) owned farms in Spring Green in 1996.  The sow farms operating in Wisconsin are Main Farm, Crouch 1, Crouch 2 and Scenic.  Main Farm has been a Genetic Nucleus farm since it was built in 1972.  Crouch Farms and Scenic have been multiplier farms since the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Main Farm continues its leading role in the industry today as the Genetic Nucleus farm for the signature boar for Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, MO, a producer-owned packing plant.  Triumph Foods is owned in part by The HANOR Company of Wisconsin, LLC.

In 1985, Kronseder Farms built a 1,000 sow Daughter Nucleus farrow-to-finish farm near Marengo, IL.  This farm has played several roles over the years, but remodeled in 2016 to a 1,700 sow Global Animal Partnership (GAP) qualified farm.  This farm produces weaner pigs that eventually are finished for processing by Pederson Natural Farms.

In 2003, Kronseder Farms bought Cedar and Loreto farms and at the time of purchase they were producing boars for PIC.  Since the purchase, these two farms they have transitioned to gilt multipliers for HANOR.

In 2013, The HANOR Company of Wisconsin, LLC purchased Peck’s Feed Mill.  This contract mill has been producing feed for the Spring Green farms since the early 70’s.

Oklahoma Operations

In 1994, Kronseder Farms, Inc. had expanded its operation to Major County, Oklahoma. There, Kronseder Farms, Inc. built a 2,500 Sow Farrow to Finish Boar Multiplier for PIC. The final construction of the Major Farm was completed in 1996. Major Farm was remodeled in 1999 to change it into a 5,000-sow farm specializing in commercial production and was also renamed Trails End 3.

Roberts Ranch in Mooreland covers nearly 5,500 acres, 24 sites (6 nurseries, 14 finishers, and 2 sow farms) each nursery and finisher has the capacity to house 10,000 piglets ranging.  Once the pigs are at least 150 days old they can be shipped to our partner’s facilities for further processing.

The Feedmill was purchased on September 1, 1998.  The mill is only used for the manufacturing of specialized feed for our livestock in Oklahoma.

The Corporate offices for HANOR were relocated to Enid, Oklahoma from Spring Green, Wisconsin in August of 2016 following construction of the new corporate headquarters located at 4005 E. Owen K. Garriott.

Oklahoma Operations

In 1994, Kronseder Farms, Inc. had expanded its operation to Major County, Oklahoma. There, Kronseder Farms, Inc. built a 2,500 Sow Farrow to Finish Boar Multiplier for PIC. The final construction of the Major Farm was completed in 1996. Major Farm was remodeled in 1999 to change it into a 5,000-sow farm specializing in commercial production and was also renamed Trails End 3.

Roberts Ranch in Mooreland covers nearly 5,500 acres, 24 sites (6 nurseries, 14 finishers, and 2 sow farms) each nursery and finisher has the capacity to house 10,000 piglets ranging.  Once the pigs are at least 150 days old they can be shipped to our partner’s facilities for further processing.

The Feedmill was purchased on September 1, 1998.  The mill is only used for the manufacturing of specialized feed for our livestock in Oklahoma.

The Corporate offices for HANOR were relocated to Enid, Oklahoma from Spring Green, Wisconsin in August of 2016 following construction of the new corporate headquarters located at 4005 E. Owen K. Garriott.

North Carolina Operations

In 1978, Hans-Dieter Alhusen purchased a farm in Nash County, North Carolina and constructed a 500 sow, farrow to finish facility.  This was done under the name of “Alkro” Farmland (the “Al” from Alhusen and “Kro” from the Kronseder family, who were partners).  This would be the first of our company’s farms.

By 1994 Alkro Farmland had grown to 4,000 sows on two farms; the original Whitakers site, as well as an Edgecombe County farm known as Shellbank Farm.

In 1994, a new venture was started; contract pig production.  This branch of the company was called “HANOR” (“Ha” from Hans-Dieter Alhusen and “Nor” from Norman Kronseder, one of the Kronseder brothers).  Three farms; CAJ One, Creekside, and Polly Ridge were quickly put into production. This added 18,000 sows.  The North Caroline Daughter Nucleus Farm was built to supply them all with replacement females, bringing the total sow herd to approximately 25,000 sows.

Mr. Alhusen was killed in a tragic car accident in the middle of this expansion phase in 1994.  Shortly after Mr. Alhusen’s death, the Kronseder’s brought in new partners and managers.  This included our current president, Mr. Myrl Mortenson.

Iowa Operations

Crown Prairie, LLC in Webster City, Iowa was started in 2002.  It was set up to take wean pigs from Oklahoma and North Carolina as part of the HANOR Family of Companies and finish them in Iowa.  It started with approximately 50,000 spaces and will continue to grow over 750,000 spaces of Nursery and Finishing barns in the NW ¼ of Iowa by 2018.

The facilities are either owned by Bluestem Farms, which is a member of the HANOR Family or by local farmers that build the facility on their land and Crown Prairie will lease the facility for the pigs to be raised.

Crown Prairie has either Independent Contractors or Employees that run the sites and car for the pigs on a daily basis.

Iowa Operations

Crown Prairie, LLC in Webster City, Iowa was started in 2002.  It was set up to take wean pigs from Oklahoma and North Carolina as part of the HANOR Family of Companies and finish them in Iowa.  It started with approximately 50,000 spaces and will continue to grow over 750,000 spaces of Nursery and Finishing barns in the NW ¼ of Iowa by 2018.

The facilities are either owned by Bluestem Farms, which is a member of the HANOR Family or by local farmers that build the facility on their land and Crown Prairie will lease the facility for the pigs to be raised.

Crown Prairie has either Independent Contractors or Employees that run the sites and car for the pigs on a daily basis.

The Corporate offices for HANOR were relocated to Enid, Oklahoma from Spring Green, Wisconsin in August of 2016 following construction of the new corporate headquarters located at 4005 E. Owen K. Garriott.

Illinois Operations

In 1995, Kronseder Farms, Inc. had expanded its operation to Greene County, Illinois.  There, Kronseder Farms, Inc. built four nursery sites in Eldred, Illinois and eight finisher sites in White Hall, Illinois.

The four nursery sites in Eldred cover approximately 1,880 acres. Each nursery site has the capacity to house 1,250 pigs per barn for a total of 10,000 pigs per site.  The four nursery sites would have the capacity to house 40,000 pigs at Eldred.

The eight finisher sites in White Hall cover approximately 2,600 acres.  Each finisher site has the capacity to house 1,250 pigs per barn for a total of 10,000 pigs per site.  The eight nursery sites would have the capacity to house 80,000 pigs at White Hall.

Each week the site moves approximately 5,000 pigs through this system.

The truck wash was constructed in 1997.  In addition, the scale house was also constructed for all inbound and outbound loads.