Hord Family Farms set to expand


BUCYRUS – Hord Farms, a leading agricultural company, is pleased to announce its latest expansion project, the construction of its eighth birthing barn in the northern Ohio area. The new barn, spanning 125,000 square feet, will have climate-control systems and adhere to the latest animal well-being industry standards.

With the addition of this location, Hord’s network will have 11 birthing barns with nine owned and operated by Hord and two managed by partners. The project will create 12 new job opportunities in the community while retaining nearly 200 existing jobs.

Phil Hord, president of Hord Family Farms, shared, “Hord Family Farms has a long-standing commitment to sustainable and forward-looking farming practices. The new farm will exemplify this commitment by not only providing gestating sows with the space to roam far exceeding industry standards, but also offers our farm the opportunity to sell the resulting specialized meat products, accordingly.”

The new barn will boost Hord market hog production by roughly 10%. To support this expansion, approximately 700,000 bushels of corn will be procured annually, increasing the farm’s total to 7.5 million bushels per year. Nearly 200 local families are actively engaged in growing and harvesting corn to support Hord Farm’s operations, impacting the region’s agricultural ecosystem. Furthermore, the business proudly collaborates with approximately 150 local families as growing partners, who provide growing barns and care for their livestock.

Crawford County Commissioner Tim Ley expressed his enthusiasm for Hord Family Farms’ expansion and its impact on the community, stating, “This is more than just a farm growing; it’s an investment in our community. With increased capacity and new jobs, I congratulate the Hords, their associates, and partners for this expansion.”

Hord Family Farms is a renowned leader in sustainable and modern agriculture, proudly serving the northern Ohio region for more than 100 years. With a focus on animal well-being, environmental sustainability, and community engagement, Hord Farms is committed to providing high-quality pork products while contributing to the economic health and growth of the region. For more information, visit https://www.hordfarms.com.

Started in 2006, the Crawford Partnership for Education and Economic Development is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving collaborative economic, community and workforce development in Bucyrus, Galion, Crestline, New Washington, and all of Crawford County.

Submitted by the Crawford Partnership.

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