March 28, 2005

Erika Brandt
PO Box 1736
Clinton, NC 28329
Day Phone: 1.800.929.8975
Night Phone: 515.450.1811


Clinton, NC – is proud to announce three new team members to its family of companies. Warren Perry will join M&F Trading on April 4, as Livestock Trader Specialist, and Ashley Warlick will join beginning June 1 as Central U.S. Account Manager. Last December, Mary Barefoot also joined as Operations and Sales Support Coordinator. 

Upon joining M&F Trading, Warren Perry will be responsible for identifying sources for feeder pigs, early weans and market hogs and then marketing each product to the best advantage for both the buyer and seller. His focus will be new business development opportunities along the Eastern Seaboard and with large integrated systems throughout the United States. He will be located in the office in Clinton, North Carolina. Perry began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He then spent nine years with Murphy Family Farms where his responsibilities included coordinating logistics, feeder pig sales and market sales. Most recently, he was employed with First Citizens Bank. Perry is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.

M&F Trading is the leading livestock marketing company in the North American pork industry. M & F Trading operates in all major North American hog production regions and our experienced industry professionals provide value-adding marketing and procurement services to an extensive network of satisfied customers. M&F Trading is an operating company within the Ltd. family.

Joining, Ashley Warlick will take on the majority of the sales responsibilities of the current Central U.S. Accounts Manager, Erika Brandt, in order for her to continue marketing and communication efforts for Warlick will be located in the office in Ames, Iowa. She has previous experience with, having served as Website and College Relations Coordinator Intern this past summer. She will graduate from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Extension Education in May 2005.

Due to continual business growth, hired Mary Barefoot last December to assist the sales team, handle finances and work on special projects assigned by the team. Barefoot previously worked for Prestage Farms Inc. and Triple M Incorporated, while working on her degree. She will graduate in May 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration., also a subsidiary of, is the leading supplier of human resource services for the agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology industries.’s main focus is its on-line job board, but it is also dedicated to providing educational events, consulting services and corporate training for employers and jobseekers. Local native and President of, Eric Spell, and his team continue to expand the business and have offices in London, Ontario; Ames, Iowa; and Clinton, North Carolina (corporate office). The company will open an office in Fresno, California in April 2005. Ltd. is a leading marketing and information company that provides a wide range of innovative products and services to customers in the agriculture and food industry