November 9, 2001

Doug Maus
President Ltd.
(877) 438-5729

FARMS.COM LTD. ACQUIRES PigCHAMP INC. AS THE FIRST BOLD STEP TOWARDS IMPROVING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES FOR THE PORK CHAIN. Ltd., a leading information and marketing company that provides innovative solutions to the North American agriculture and food industry, has acquired all of the shares of PigCHAMP, Inc.

PigCHAMP Inc. is the leading swine industry software company with over 5,000 producers using the company's Knowledge Software to manage the information on over 1,500,000 sows. The software products were developed at the University of Minnesota.

"PigCHAMP is a great fit for and will complement our existing services to the pork producer. We are very excited about the future as we develop additional applications that add value through out the pork production supply chain,” said Doug Maus, President and CEO of Ltd.

"We believe that there will be tremendous benefit to the producer as plans to continue to develop the power of PigCHAMP’s to improve the entire information chain within the pork industry," says Ron Jessen, General Manager of PigCHAMP. "The results to our customers will be an increased commitment to development of new software products and services to help them manage their operations."

The family of products and services is committed to providing producers with access to better information and marketing. can be accessed through their agriculture information portal with active swine and cattle marketplaces and business services for livestock and crop producers, The Swine business offers marketing services, through its subsidiary M&F Trading, which include cash trading of feeder pigs, early weans, cull animals and market hogs. The company operates across North America with offices located in Ames, IA, and London, ON, Canada.

For more information, contact:

Joe Dales
VP Business Development Ltd.